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Equitable vaccine policy needed to ensure universal access: Public health experts write to PM

May 19, 2021 10:46 am

The collective letter signed by organisations from 22 states and UTs across India have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove barriers to vaccine production through modes like a waiver of intellectual property rights.

Biden admin deeply focused on issue of expanding global vaccine manufacturing, delivery: US

April 07, 2021 7:17 am

The official, however, refrained from indicating the position of the US on the request by several countries led by India and South Africa for intellectual property waiver of COVID-19 vaccines before the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Can the European Union's climate change plan work in Southeast Asia?

March 31, 2021 10:31 pm

After the European Union became a "strategic partner" of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bloc in December 2020, both blocs pledged to make climate change policy a key area of cooperation.

WTO still scrambling for standardised global fishing rules

October 09, 2019 2:03 pm

The World Trade Organization is increasingly under pressure to come up with a global scheme to curb fisheries subsidies. Now a nonagenarian is leading the fight to stop what he calls a "harmful" practice.

For all its current troubles, WTO may still emerge as the lynchpin of global trade governance

August 20, 2019 7:54 am

A question uppermost on trade economists’ minds is whether the WTO is worth saving. One way to evaluate the question is to investigate its achievements, with the obvious caveat that the past is an imperfect guide to the future.

Japan says G20 summit to debate trade including WTO reform

June 19, 2019 12:05 pm

Japan, which chairs this year's G20 gatherings, will take a neutral stance in the US-China trade row and urge countries to resolve tensions with a multilateral framework, said Masatsugu Asakawa, vice finance minister for international affairs.

WTO ministerial meet to take up ‘serious and grave’ challenges

May 11, 2019 2:16 am

Apart from this, other “serious and grave” challenges faced by the multilateral rule-based trading system will also be taken up as part of the agenda of the two-day meet.

DGTR to revisit anti-dumping rules amid surging Chinese steel imports

February 18, 2019 3:29 am

The concerns raised by the domestic steel lobby focus largely on the Chinese non-alloy steel being imported in the country that is presumably being misdeclared as alloy steel, which otherwise is value-added and expensive steel.

China engaging in behaviour that is troubling Japan, India and others: Bolton

November 02, 2018 3:08 pm

China is engaged in hotly contested territorial disputes in both the South China Sea and the East China Sea. Beijing has built up and militarised many of the islands and reefs it controls in the region.

Donald Trump has repeatedly told aides he wants to quit WTO: report

June 29, 2018 6:15 pm

"Sources with knowledge of the situation say the Trump administration will continue to call attention to various ways in which the US encounters what some Trump advisers perceive is unfair and unbalanced treatment within framework of the WTO," the report said.