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WTO panel to probe China's export cap on rare metals
China Daily, 22 December 2009

The WTO decided to establish an expert panel to investigate alleged Chinese restrictions on raw materials exports. More...

WTO upholds panel ruling on Chinese publications imports
People’s Daily, 22 December 2009

The World Trade Organization (WTO)'s top arbitration body on Monday upheld a previous panel ruling against Chinese regulations on the imports and distribution of books and audio-visual products. More...

Top WTO judges reject China appeal on film imports
Reuters, 21 December 2009

Top trade judges on Monday rejected a Chinese appeal against a WTO ruling that said many of its curbs on foreign films, books and other cultural products violate open trading rules. More...

WTO members narrow gaps on standards in Doha advance
Reuters, 10 December 2009

Trading powers have made significant progress this week narrowing their differences on non-tariff barriers - the health or safety standards that can be abused to block imports. More...

Govt begins talks to shape WTO strategy
The Economic Times, 09 December 2009

India has started a fresh round of consultations with stakeholders, including industry and farmers, on the stand it will take on crucial issues related to the global trade deal being negotiated at the WTO. More...

Blame Goes Global at WTO
Wall Street Journal, 03 December 2009

The European Union, Brazil and other economic powers have blamed the U.S. for gridlock in global-trade talks, but officials at a World Trade Organization summit this week said political fears all over the world are also responsible. More...

India sticks to its stand on WTO
The Financial Express, 03 December 2009

Maintaining its official stand on world trade negotiations, India has said the commitments by rich members of the World Trade Organisation on global trade rules should be more ambitious than those of the third world nations. More...

End to 16-yr WTO banana wars seen Friday-diplomats
Reuters, 02 December 2009

A deal to end the world's longest running trade dispute over import tariffs on bananas is expected to be signed on Friday between the European Union and Latin American countries, diplomats involved in the talks said. More...

Ministers show ‘political energy’ for ending Doha Round
WTO News, 02 December 2009

WTO ministers ended their two-and-a-half-day Geneva conference on 2 December 2009 having declared that they want to try to conclude the Doha Round talks quickly and agreeing to extend “moratoriums” on electronic commerce and intellectual property. More...

Developing states cut tariffs on South-South trade
Reuters, 02 December 2009

Twenty-two developing nations agreed on Wednesday to slash tariffs on manufactured products in a bid to boost South-South trade in the absence of progress in the Doha round. More...

Developing nations must unite at WTO
The Times of India, 02 December 2009

India on Tuesday urged developing countries to stand united at WTO negotiations stating that the global trade deal must reflect the vast majority of people. Addressing the ministers from the G-20 and G-33, alliances of the developing countries here before the beginning of the ministerial meeting on Tuesday, commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma said, “the centrality of the development of the Doha Round must be kept in mind while opening the international trade.” More...

Tough job ahead to conclude Doha Round trade talks in 2010: Chinese commerce minister
Xinhua, 02 December 2009

It remains very difficult to conclude the Doha Round of global trade talks in 2010, Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming said here Tuesday at a ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO). More...





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