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Explained: Why the world is debating data flow

Should data be allowed to flow freely or localised at source? As IT Ministry prepares to present data protection Bill in Parliament and countries argue at global forums, a look at both sides of the debate.

Why appeals are stuck at WTO, how India will be hit if process breaks down

Over 20 developing countries met in New Delhi last week to discuss ways to prevent the WTO’s dispute resolution system from collapsing due to the logjam in these appointments.

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US asks for WTO panel over metals tariff retaliation

Despite striking a deal with Washington to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico and Canada remain subject to the metals tariffs.

G20 trade ministers say WTO reform 'urgent' as new Trump tariffs loom

The Donald Trump administration has demanded that China cut its $375 billion trade surplus with the United States, end policies aimed at acquiring US technologies and intellectual property and roll back high-tech industrial subsidies.

Donald Trump threatens to withdraw US from World Trade Organization: report

Donald Trump has complained the United States is treated unfairly in global trade and has blamed the WTO for allowing that to happen.

Misconception that India subsidises exports: Suresh Prabhu

“Our focus is to keep the WTO alive and stronger. We never had such challenging times in global trade. Existence of the WTO is under threat. People are questioning accepted trading practices,” said Suresh Prabhu.

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Breakdown in trade relations among major players could threaten ongoing economic expansion: WTO

A potential trade war has been brewing between the two nations since April 2017 when Trump directed the Commerce Department to investigate whether imports of foreign steel from China and other countries could be a threat to national security.

Breakdown in trade relations among major players could threaten ongoing economic expansion: WTO

A potential trade war has been brewing between the two nations since April 2017 when Trump directed the Commerce Department to investigate whether imports of foreign steel from China and other countries could be a threat to national security.

China partially wins WTO case over Barack Obama-era US tariffs

The WTO panel agreed that the US had not correctly used third country prices to assess the subsidies, but supported the US assertion that exporters were getting subsidies from Chinese "public bodies".

At WTO meet, put fishworkers at the centre of negotiations

The WTO meeting in December 2017 stalled on the fisheries subsidies agenda, when India insisted on prioritising food and livelihood security, prompting much criticism from state and non-state actors.

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