World Trade Organization (WTO): News

10 Dec 2023


India-EU's import duty dispute resolution likely through free trade talks

India is working to resolve a World Trade Organisation (WTO) import duty disagreement with the European Union (EU).

23 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

India, US to end six WTO disputes, lift tariffs

Amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi's state visit to the United States (US), India and the US have agreed to end six trade disputes at the World Trade Organization (WTO), US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai said on Thursday.

Okonjo-Iweala becomes first woman and first African to lead WTO

On Monday, Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, 66, was appointed to head the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman and first African to take on the role amid disagreement over how the body decides cases involving billions in sales and thousands of jobs.

17 Dec 2020

Donald Trump

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.

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.

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.

22 Oct 2018


#CareerBytes: List of important topics for UPSC exam

The UPSC Civil Services exam is one of the toughest in India, thus thorough preparation and solid determination are vital to crack it.

17 Oct 2018

Donald Trump

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".

14 Oct 2018


US Senators write to Modi on India's data localization policy

Two top American Senators, John Cornyn and Mark Warner, have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to adopt a soft stance on data localization, warning that India's policy on the issue will adversely affect American businesses in the country.

19 Sep 2018

Donald Trump

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.

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.

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.

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.

18 Mar 2018


Indian diplomats in Pakistan being "followed, threatened, spied on"

Diplomatic tension between India and Pakistan reached a new high as the latter pulled out of the WTO ministerial meeting scheduled in New Delhi next week.

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

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.

13 Jul 2017


EU formally approves Ukraine association under frowning Russia's watch

After years of wading through political turmoil, 28 EU member states formally ratified the EU-Ukraine Association agreement.

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.