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‘Logjam in WTO appellate body a serious threat to dispute settlement mechanism’

Commerce Secretary raises concerns with the agenda promoted by richer nations to reform WTO.

China calls U.S. repeat abuser of world trade rules as tariffs loom

The Wall Street Journal reported that Beijing has already prepared to strike back with tariffs aimed at Trump's support base, including levies targeting U.S. agricultural exports.


Members reaffirm support to WTO at informal ministerial

It also comes at a time when growing unilateral protectionist policies by the US and some other countries have worsened fears of an escalating global trade war, threatening to render the WTO meaningless.

WTO mini-ministerial meet: ‘US wants reform in trade body, has raised concerns’

This is the second WTO mini-ministerial meeting being hosted by India, after the first in 2009.

Commerce secretary on US tariff hike: There’s disquiet, will wait and watch

US President Donald Trump has imposed heavy tariffs on imported steel and aluminium, sparking fears of a global trade war. Trump signed two proclamations that levied a 25 per cent tariff on steel and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminium imported from all countries except Canada and Mexico.

Solar dispute with the US: WTO to set up panel to check India’s compliance with last year’s ruling

In 2013, the US filed a complaint before the WTO, arguing that India’s domestic content requirement violates global trading rules.


Japan slaps emergency tariffs on imports of frozen US beef

Beef imports have risen quickly as prices fell as the U.S. livestock sector recovered from drought. But the U.S. also faces stiff competition from Australia, whose free trade agreement with Japan means it does not face the same emergency tariffs.

Solar energy boom turns to bust for Indian manufacturers

Solar equipment makers face financial collapse- China accounts for 85 per cent of Indian solar module market, inferior tech, less access to cheap loans hurt Indian firms, orders dried up after WTO ruling on local content requirements.

WTO negotiations: India to seek permanent solution for food security

This is an issue which large number of countries have an interest,” she said at a WTO interaction organised by Ficci here.

Protected India’s interests by fixing Bali agreement: Centre

Government has succeeded in removing the “ambiguity” over the permanency of the peace clause on public stock holding for food security purposes.