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WTO establishes panel to settle rare earths dispute


July 24th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 24 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has established a panel to consider China's exports of rare earths on the complaints of the US, the European Union (EU) ... Read more...

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Putin signs WTO accession protocol: Kremlin


July 22nd, 2012 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russian President Vladimir Putin signed Saturday a federal law that authorises the protocol for Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Kremlin said.The protocol ... Read more...

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US says it backs visas to qualified Indians


May 10th, 2012 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) As India announced plans to take the issue of "discriminatory" increase in US visa fees to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Washington assured it continued to ... Read more...

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India to take US visa complaint to WTO


May 9th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India will lodge complaints with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the "discriminatory" increase in visa fee by the US which is hurting Indian IT ... Read more...

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India’s Pradeep Mehta on WTO panel


April 13th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Friday it has appointed Pradeep S. Mehta, secretary general of Jaipur-based Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS), on a ... Read more...

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South Asia to gain when Pakistan frees trade with India: Chamber head


March 21st, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The free trade pact among the eight member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) will be operational by the year-end once ... Read more...

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Boeing got illegal US subsidies: WTO


March 13th, 2012 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 13 (IANS) World's leading planemaker Boeing received over $5 billion in illegal US government subsidies, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) said Monday in a ruling.The US government had ... Read more...

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China eases restrictions on US movies


February 21st, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) China has relaxed restrictions on Hollywood movies in a step towards resolving an outstanding World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute.China signed an agreement with the US Feb ... Read more...

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Government to prefer domestic manufacturers


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) The government said Thursday it will give preference to domestic firms while buying electronic products which have security implications for the country.The cabinet headed ... Read more...

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IBSA calls for early conclusion of WTO Doha round


January 28th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Davos, Jan 28 (IANS) India, Brazil and South Africa have called for early conclusion of the Doha round of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations saying it would help boost ... Read more...

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Obama greets Medvedev on Russia’s joining of WTO


December 17th, 2011 - 8:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday called his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev and congratulated him on Russia's accession into the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the White ... Read more...

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Russia admitted to World Trade Organisation


December 17th, 2011 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Dec 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Global trade ministers Friday accepted Russia's bid to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO).The accession protocol was signed for Russia by Economic Development Minister Elvira ... Read more...

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Government, industry to discuss growth slump


December 12th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma will hold a government-industry consultation next week to discuss the slump in factory output, an official statement said Monday."The ... Read more...

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China’s imports set to double


November 11th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 11 (IANS) China's imports are likely to be more than double in the coming five years, exceeding $8 trillion.Yi Xiaozhun, China's permanent representative to the World Trade Organisation ... Read more...

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WTO will fight against protectionism: Lamy


October 18th, 2011 - 12:57 am ICT by IANS
Chengdu (China), Oct 17 (IANS) World Trade Organisation (WTO) Director General Pascal Lamy Monday said the organisation will strive to prevent protectionist trends from strengthening during the current tumultuous economic ... Read more...

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Russia unlikely to join WTO in 2011: Minister


September 17th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS) Chances for Russia to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the end of this year were very low, a Russian minister has said.Economic Development Minister ... Read more...

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India must take lead to conclude global trade talks: Pascal Lamy


September 11th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Failure of the 10-year old Doha development round will weaken the legitimacy of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and countries like India must take the ... Read more...

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India agrees to duty-free Pakistani exports to EU: Report


September 10th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) India has agreed to drop its objection at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the European Union's decision to allow duty-free access to 75 Pakistani ... Read more...

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World going through stormy period: WTO chief Lamy


September 6th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The global economy is going through a "stormy period" and is likely to witness further slowdown in growth, unsustainable fiscal deficits and high unemployment, ... Read more...

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Doha round can’t be allowed to collapse: Anand Sharma


September 5th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Doha round of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) must not be allowed to collapse as it will result in protectionism and hurt global economy ... Read more...

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WTO chief Lamy to visit India next week


September 2nd, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) World Trade Organisation (WTO) director general Pascal Lamy will visit India next week to discuss the future of the Doha round talks as deadlocks continue ... Read more...

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Russia likely to join WTO by year-end


August 4th, 2011 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia may join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by the end of the year, the Kremlin said.Russia has been in membership talks with the ... Read more...

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India’s opposition led to EU tariff deal rejection


June 27th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) The European Union (EU) hasn't got approval from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) member nations, specially India, for a preferential trade package to Pakistan, a media ... Read more...

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India to aid Ethiopia in implementing customs valuation system


June 16th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, June 16 (IANS) India will provide technical assistance to Ethiopia on implementation of a WTO compliant customs valuation system in the east African country, where weaknesses in tax ... Read more...

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‘Time ripe to conclude WTO Doha Round talks’


April 28th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Some forward looking moves on industrial goods and other tariffs can help conclude Doha round of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks this year, a ... Read more...

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Indo-Pak Commerce Secretary-level trade talks begin today


April 27th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 27(ANI): The Commerce Secretaries of Pakistan and India will meet in Islamabad on Wednesday in a renewed effort to expand bilateral trade.A number of issues are expected to be taken ... Read more...

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China pledged to reduce trade imbalance: PM


April 17th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Onboard PM's Special Aircraft, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said Chinese President Hu Jintao has assured him on reducing the trade imbalance between India and China ... Read more...

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India’s transit fee non-payment as per global norms: Dhaka experts


April 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 6 (IANS) Bangladesh has followed international norms in not charging India transit and transshipment fees while facilitating movement of equipment to India's northeastern Tripura state, experts here have ... Read more...

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CII resents US protectionist steps burdening Indian firms


January 5th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India Inc Wednesday slammed the US administration for burdening Indian firms with protectionist measures to raise funds for compensating victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks.Referring to the ... Read more...

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Don’t block affordable Indian medicines, EU urged


December 10th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) As leaders from India and the European Union (EU) meet for a bilateral summit in the Belgian capital, health activists Friday urged the 27-nation bloc not ... Read more...

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India-EU trade accord on anvil, ‘no compromise’ on IPR (Second Lead)


December 10th, 2010 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 9 (IANS)India and Europe are about to conclude a key free trade pact but there would be "no compromise" on intellectual property rights in the agreement that ... Read more...

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India pushes for early conclusion of trade talks with EU


November 29th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) India is optimistic of an early conclusion of free trade talks with the 27-nation economic bloc European Union, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Monday.Conclusion ... Read more...

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WTO Chief calls for international coordinated action for global financial recovery


November 20th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.20 (ANI): The Director General of World Trade Organisation (WTO) Pascal Lamy has called for international coordinated policy action for a sustainable global economic recovery and creation of jobs.Speaking at ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves additional amendments to Seeds Bill


October 20th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday approved moving additional amendments to the Seeds Bill, 2004 to ensure availability of quality seeds to farmers."The legislation will regulate the quality of ... Read more...

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India flexible for Doha trade deal


October 19th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India is taking proactive measures and ready to make concessions to ensure a successful conclusion of the Doha round of multilateral trade talks, an official said ... Read more...

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