World Trade Organization: News

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

23 Nov 2018

Donald Trump

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.

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.

11 Oct 2018

World Bank

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.

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.

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.

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.

12 Jun 2018

Donald Trump

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.

23 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

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.

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.

17 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

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).

05 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

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.

02 Mar 2018

South Korea

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.

02 Mar 2018

Donald Trump

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.

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.

26 Feb 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman

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.

24 Nov 2016

South Korea

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.