Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicWorld Trade Organization

Topic: World Trade Organization

American Precoat Speciality’s Shubh Gautam helps start probe in Electro-Galvanised Steel dumping

The probe by India was initiated based on a written application by American Precoat Speciality Pvt. Ltd., led by its promoter and Chief Technical Architect Dr. Shubh Gautam.

Revised India-SA proposal seeks ‘immediate’ talks at WTO to waive IP rights on Covid products

Revised proposal submitted by India & South Africa Saturday still firm on waiver of intellectual property rights for all Covid products. US supports waiver only for vaccines.

Even if WTO waives patent rights, no country can start making a Covid vaccine immediately

164 member countries of WTO are yet to begin talks to discuss the IPR waiver on Covid vaccines. Experts say it could take 'a month to a year' to have broad-based consensus.

US, Europe still oppose India-SA plan to waive Covid vaccines’ IPR, WTO to discuss on 4 Feb

India has told WTO that due to new restrictions in intellectual property, countries are facing delays in their Covid vaccine rollout programmes.

At WTO’s India review, US, China and EU slam its ‘increasing’ trade barriers

US says if restrictions aren’t checked, India can’t be integrated into global supply chains. China raises FDI issue, EU says Covid has amplified barriers.

Global economic recovery from pandemic seen extending past 2021

The WTO & IMF said while the early days of pandemic recovery were stronger than expected, the rebound is likely to take longer than earlier predicted.

The World Trade Organization is hurtling towards irrelevance

Global trade liberalisation — the original purpose of the WTO — hit a wall more than a decade ago when the Doha round of talks collapsed.

Gold hallmarking mandatory in India from 1 January, jewellers fear ‘GST-type’ slowdown

Modi government plans to implement gold hallmarking across the country in four phases, starting with the metro cities.

World leaders at Davos rush to defend globalisation & multilateralism

Merkel, Abe & China's Wang also call for an end to the trade wars that President Donald Trump has launched.

Is it time to listen to Trump and reform WTO?

The WTO has limitations but it cannot act on its own; it has to wait for member-nations to take the initiative.

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, was signed earlier this month, say sources. Supplies would be fast tracked as per Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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