Wednesday, Oct 05, 2022

World Trade Organisation


Opinion: The WTO agreement on fisheries is flawed but significant

June 23, 2022 8:55 am

Prabhash Ranjan, Sunayana Sasmal write: Negotiations over the global commons are not easy. But the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies is an important milestone in trade governance.

Ashok Gulati and Ritika Juneja write: An oil palm plan for home

June 20, 2022 8:46 am

Ashok Gulati and Ritika Juneja write: It could help reduce import bill. But policymakers will need to develop a long-term vision, handhold small cultivators.

Easing of IP restrictions on vaccines is welcome. But it will need to be accompanied by technology transfers

June 18, 2022 8:18 am

Waiver of IP rights will not amount to anything substantial if pharma companies in the Third World do not have the know-how to produce medicines and vaccines.

WTO makes final push for trade deals, with eyes on defiant India

June 15, 2022 6:55 pm

Delegates at the meeting said that India, which has a history of blocking multilateral trade deals, appeared far from ready to compromise.

WTO meet: India to pitch ‘fair, just outcome’

June 12, 2022 1:51 am

For its part, New Delhi will push fora permanent solution to the issue of public stockholding of grains for its food security and strive to protect the interests of farmers and fishermen at the ministerial.

No, policy is not too important to leave to the experts

February 17, 2022 9:11 am

Rajat Kathuria, Mansi Kedia write: Economic policymaking needs to be insulated from politics and vested interests of business, as underlined by breaches in NSE.

WTO's findings on India’s domestic support to sugarcane growers has profound implications

December 18, 2021 9:37 am

🔴 When cane is being bought at minimum support price (MSP) by mills, not government, how can such payments constitute “market price support”?

WTO ruling puts question mark on continuation of FRP for cane, India plans to appeal against it

December 17, 2021 7:26 am

A WTO panel has opined that the Centre's FRP, as well as the higher State Advised Prices (SAP) for cane fixed by Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana, are in violation of the permitted limits of domestic support under the Organisation's Agreement on Agriculture.

Official: WTO delays key meeting amid Covid variant concerns

November 27, 2021 11:13 am

Concerns about the new omicron variant sent stock markets swooning on Friday amid concerns about wider economic fallout including travel restrictions.

Forests declaration: India reads fine print, chooses to stay away

November 03, 2021 7:10 am

India, Argentina, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and South Africa are the only G20 countries that did not sign the declaration.