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  • US hikes tariffs on EU aircraft to 15% amid subsidy dispute

    US hikes tariffs on EU aircraft to 15% amid subsidy dispute

    In 2004, the United States filed a case with the WTO and accused the EU of providing illegal subsidies to Airbus in various forms.

    February 15, 2020
  • Keep WTO relevant

    Keep WTO relevant

    It is high time for member-states to unite and adopt corrective measures and halt the WTO from losing its relevance. The member-states should immediately strike a deal on the vital issues of the dispute settlement mechanism, thereby averting the acute danger of the WTO falling apart. Failure of the WTO would be a severe shock not only to the multilateral trading system but also to the global economy as a whole.

    July 31, 2019
  • S Korea warns of ‘prolonged’ export row with Japan

    S Korea warns of ‘prolonged’ export row with Japan

    With the two firms accounting for almost two-thirds of global chip production, the issue is raising concerns about the impact on the supply chains across the planet.

    July 10, 2019
  • Faltering economies

    Faltering economies

    Worse, the farm sector, the biggest engager of people, even if in a state of underemployment, is in extreme jeopardy.

    July 4, 2019
  • Entente Cordiale

    Entente Cordiale

    There is little doubt that bilateral relations have attained a “major-country relationship” featuring what President Xi described as the “highest degree of mutual trust, the highest level of coordination and the highest strategic value”.

    June 10, 2019
  • Patented knowledge~I

    Patented knowledge~I

    At the summit-level negotiations of WTO, India upped the ante to protect its food security, even as the US refused to agree to the demands of developing nations on the issue. Initially, India was bargaining hard for improving an already available mechanism that safeguards government purchase of staple foodgrain from low-income and resource poor farmers at subsidised prices for stockpiling, and then distributing them to the country's economically weak.

    March 20, 2019
  • WTO fizzle

    WTO fizzle

    The biennial conclave of the World Trade Organization in Buenos Aires has followed the distressing course of serial  stalemates. Wednesday’s fizzle, therefore, was hardly surprising.  Indeed, the relevance of global trade negotiations in the era of e-commerce is now open to question. The latest round has floundered on the rock of the US’ refusal to …

    December 16, 2017
  • India, China petition WTO against trade-distorting farm subsidies

    India, China petition WTO against trade-distorting farm subsidies

    India and China have called for eliminating trade-distorting agricultural subsidies given by developed countries, in a joint proposal to the WTO, the Indian Commerce Ministry said on Thursday. “India and China jointly submitted a proposal to the World Trade Organization (WTO) calling for the elimination – by developed countries – of the most trade-distorting form …

    September 1, 2017