Articles about World Trade Organization

Now, UK and US are eyeing a mini trade deal

17 Dec 2020

Now, UK and US are eyeing a mini trade deal

In its final days, the current United States administration, led by outgoing President Donald Trump, is trying to ink a mini trade deal with the United Kingdom that would reduce trade tariffs, reports BBC.

China slams India's new 'discriminatory' FDI policy; seeks revision

20 Apr 2020

China slams India's new 'discriminatory' FDI policy; seeks revision

China on Monday said that India's new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy is violative of international norms of free and fair trade.

India, China not developing, but developed nations: Donald Trump

14 Aug 2019

India, China not developing, but developed nations: Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump said India and China were no longer "developing countries" and were taking "advantage" of the tag given by the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Certain topics eliminated from November CA final exam syllabus

26 Jun 2019

Certain topics eliminated from November CA final exam syllabus

As per several reports, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has released a list of topics that will be excluded from the Chartered Accountant (CA) Final exam, which is scheduled in November 2019.

#CareerBytes: Important topics every UPSC CSE aspirant must cover

10 Jun 2019

#CareerBytes: Important topics every UPSC CSE aspirant must cover

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE) is one of the toughest competitive exams in the country. The three-stage CSE comprises Preliminary examination, Main examination, and Personality Test/Interview.

Indo-Pak bilateral trade posted growth despite border tensions: Report

24 Feb 2019

Indo-Pak bilateral trade posted growth despite border tensions: Report

The volume of trade between India and Pakistan posted a growth of nearly 5% in the first seven months of the current fiscal year from a year ago, despite border tensions, states a media report today.

US, Canada move WTO against India for 'under-reporting' of MSP

16 Feb 2019

US, Canada move WTO against India for 'under-reporting' of MSP

The US and Canada yesterday said they have jointly approached the World Trade Organization (WTO) against India for allegedly "under-reporting" market price support (MSP) for five varieties of pulses and have submitted their own steeper calculations for scrutiny of members.

China hopes for trade war solution at G20 Xi-Trump talks

23 Nov 2018

China hopes for trade war solution at G20 Xi-Trump talks

China today said it hopes US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping can find a solution to the trade war when they meet at the G20 summit next week.

President Kovind arrives in Australia to discuss bilateral talks

21 Nov 2018

President Kovind arrives in Australia to discuss bilateral talks

President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Australia today on a three-day visit, becoming the first-ever Indian head of state to visit the country.

US Senator urges Trump to name China as 'currency manipulator'

17 Oct 2018

US Senator urges Trump to name China as 'currency manipulator'

Expressing concerns over China's currency actions, a top American Senator has urged US President Donald Trump to name Beijing as a "currency manipulator".

World Bank, IMF urge US, China to follow trade rules

11 Oct 2018

World Bank, IMF urge US, China to follow trade rules

The heads of the World Bank and IMF urged the US and China to play by world trade rules and de-escalate a dispute over China's technology development strategy that threatens to do lasting damage to the global economy.

Donald Trump says 'tariff king' India wants to start trade

02 Oct 2018

Donald Trump says 'tariff king' India wants to start trade

On Monday, Donald Trump called India 'tariff king' amid the existing trade tensions between the two countries, and claimed New Delhi wanted to start trade talks with Washington, as they wanted to keep him happy.

China rebuilt itself with money drained out of US: Trump

19 Sep 2018

China rebuilt itself with money drained out of US: Trump

China rebuilt itself with the "tremendous amount" of money pouring out of the United States, President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday, amid the ongoing trade war between the two nations.

Trump wants to stop subsidies to growing-economies like India, China

08 Sep 2018

Trump wants to stop subsidies to growing-economies like India, China

US President Donald Trump yesterday said he wants to stop the subsidies that growing economies like India and China have been receiving as he wants the US, which he considers as a "developing nation", to grow faster than anybody.

US: Postponement of 2+2 meeting with India not over trade-disputes

28 Jun 2018

US: Postponement of 2+2 meeting with India not over trade-disputes

Despite repeated false accusations, rhetoric, and retaliatory trade policies, the US, on Wednesday, said that the postponement of the inaugural 2+2 meeting between its foreign and defense ministers with their Indian counterparts had "nothing to do with trade, sanctions or policy issues".

Trump admin calls retaliatory tariffs by China, India, EU unjustifiable

27 Jun 2018

Trump admin calls retaliatory tariffs by China, India, EU unjustifiable

Retaliatory tariffs imposed by the European Union, China, India, Turkey, and other countries on US exports are "completely without justification" under international norms, the Trump administration said.

India hits back at US, hikes customs-duty for 29 items

21 Jun 2018

India hits back at US, hikes customs-duty for 29 items

India has increased customs duty on 29 products, including pulses and iron and steel products, imported from the US as a retaliatory action against the tariff hike by Washington.

Harley Davidson tariffs, GSP to be discussed in Indo-US talks

12 Jun 2018

Harley Davidson tariffs, GSP to be discussed in Indo-US talks

After a long-drawn tension between the US and India over trade disputes, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are set to discuss terms in Washington.

China hits-back at US, imposes tariffs on imports worth $3bn

02 Apr 2018

China hits-back at US, imposes tariffs on imports worth $3bn

Days after proposing tariffs on American products, China has made it official for 128 items imported from the US, including pork and wine.

US-China trade war might cause two million job losses

23 Mar 2018

US-China trade war might cause two million job losses

America's trade deficit with China, probably the world's largest economic imbalance is estimated to result in about two million job losses in the US, the White House said, defending President Donald Trump's decision to initiate strong actions against China's "unfair" trade practices.

After US targets China, Beijing hits back with proposed tariffs

23 Mar 2018

After US targets China, Beijing hits back with proposed tariffs

Hitting back at the US' trade tariffs, China has proposed similar action on 128 US products, which had an import value of $3bn last year.

The blame game: India-Pakistan bilateral ties under strain once again

17 Mar 2018

The blame game: India-Pakistan bilateral ties under strain once again

Pakistan on Friday withdrew participation from the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting in India on March 19-20, striking another blow on ongoing diplomatic standoff between the two nations.

US: Trading concerns to cause "most friction" in India-US ties

17 Mar 2018

US: Trading concerns to cause "most friction" in India-US ties

The thorny issue of trade in India-US ties is set to become even more prickly after US President Donald Trump railed against import taxes imposed by India, and challenged a bunch of Indian export subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

War of words on trade between Trump and EU intensifies

05 Mar 2018

War of words on trade between Trump and EU intensifies

US President Trump is stepping up his war of words on trade tariffs, and has threatened to "apply a tax" on car imports from the European Union.

India is one of the "most open" economies: Suresh Prabhu

02 Mar 2018

India is one of the "most open" economies: Suresh Prabhu

India is a "very open economy" and wants to have trade relations and pacts with all countries, said Union Minister Suresh Prabhu, ahead of a Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (RCEP) meeting, in Singapore.

US steel-curbs won't hit India, but others to be hurt

02 Mar 2018

US steel-curbs won't hit India, but others to be hurt

US president Donald Trump has announced steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The formal declaration of 25%-tariffs on imported steel and 10%-tariffs on imported aluminum will probably be made next week.

WTO: India 'deeply disappointed' over US' food security stance

13 Dec 2017

WTO: India 'deeply disappointed' over US' food security stance

India has expressed "deep disappointment" at the ongoing eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the decision by a "major member country" to renege on its commitment to finding a permanent solution to the public food stockholding issue.

India says WTO is raking up controversial new issues

26 Feb 2017

India says WTO is raking up controversial new issues

India accused WTO of raking up new issues like e-commerce and investment facilitation, despite opposition from large majority of members.

Pak releases 218 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

06 Jan 2017

Pak releases 218 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Pakistan released 218 more Indian fishermen who had strayed into Pakistani waters as a goodwill gesture; so far, 439 Indian fishermen were released in the last 10 days.

Chinese media: Trump may use India to balance China

08 Dec 2016

Chinese media: Trump may use India to balance China

A Global Times report titled 'Trump may be cool to alliance with Delhi' suggested that president-elect Donald Trump may increase Indo-US defence co-operation to "suppress" China.

No change in Pakistan's MFN status

07 Dec 2016

No change in Pakistan's MFN status

The Commerce and Industry Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, confirmed that Pakistan continues to enjoy 'Most Favoured Nation' (MFN) status and so far there has been no decision to review it.

Trump, Gore discuss Climate Change

06 Dec 2016

Trump, Gore discuss Climate Change

President-elect Donald Trump met Al Gore at Trump tower in New York and is said to have discussed 'Climate Change' at length.

Punitive tax for US firms moving abroad: Trump

06 Dec 2016

Punitive tax for US firms moving abroad: Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump has threatened American firms with dire consequences if they move abroad and still hope to sell products in the US; he has proposed a 35% punitive tax.

Indian IT sector worried over Trump's policies

25 Nov 2016

Indian IT sector worried over Trump's policies

The Indian IT-sector is getting jittery over the implementation of Trump's campaign promises; he had stressed on prioritizing jobs and wages for US workers and also cap the number of H-1B visas.

The US' Trans-Pacific Partnership exit could benefit India

24 Nov 2016

The US' Trans-Pacific Partnership exit could benefit India

US President-elect Donald Trump's announced he would exit the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on his first day in office.

Trump's statements: Then and now

23 Nov 2016

Trump's statements: Then and now

Donald Trump has been found changing his statements on several key issues.

Trump to scrap TPP, rethink H-1B

22 Nov 2016

Trump to scrap TPP, rethink H-1B

In a video message, outlining his plans once he assumes office, Donald Trump said one of his foremost actions would be scrapping the Trans-Pacific-Partnership agreement.

H-1B visas may cause conflict between US-India

12 Nov 2016

H-1B visas may cause conflict between US-India

A US expert on South Asian issues said that the problem of H-1B visas could be a sore point for the India-US ties under Trump's leadership.

Trump meets Obama, outlines health plan

11 Nov 2016

Trump meets Obama, outlines health plan

US President-elect Donald Trump met President Barack Obama at the White House and promised to seek his counsel on governance; Trump also revealed a new health plan, scrapping Obamacare.

Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 Presidential Election

10 Nov 2016

Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 Presidential Election

Republican presidential candidate and real estate baron Donald Trump defeated the Democrats' Hillary Clinton by 210,472 votes.