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WTO rulebook must evolve to support food security, rural livelihoods in developing countries

December 21, 2020 8:51 am

For this to happen, political leadership is needed to help rebuild trust among countries on trade and food security after the disruption caused by US-China trade tensions, and the inconclusive outcome of the WTO’s 2018 ministerial conference in Buenos Aires.

A global solution for the digital world

August 06, 2020 4:58 pm

A multilateral approach is needed to resolve concerns over digital taxes.

Explained: How India subsidised certain exports, why WTO panel ruled against it

November 11, 2019 10:35 pm

If the WTO panel’s ruling is adopted, the decision is expected to put at risk export subsidies claimed to be worth over $7 billion.

Explained: The US-EU jet subsidy row that threatens transatlantic trade war

September 28, 2019 11:29 pm

The United States and EU accuse each other of paying billions of dollars in subsidies to Boeing and European planemaker Airbus and in a pair of cases dating back to 2004.

India, China no longer 'developing nations', won't let them take WTO 'advantage': Trump

August 14, 2019 5:37 pm

On Tuesday, addressing a gathering at Pennsylvania, Trump said India and China— the two economic giants from Asia— are no longer developing nations and as such they cannot take the benefit from the WTO.

Explained: Why the world is debating data flow

June 25, 2019 9:01 am

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

May 20, 2019 6:44 am

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.

US asks for WTO panel over metals tariff retaliation

October 19, 2018 10:14 am

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

September 15, 2018 12:37 pm

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

August 31, 2018 10:19 am

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