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WTO's TRIPS Council Discusses Proposal On Patent Waiver To Deal With Covid Pandemic

WTO's TRIPS Council Discusses Proposal On Patent Waiver To Deal With Covid Pandemic

The TRIPS Council of the World Trade Organization  on Friday held discussions on a proposal floated by India, South Africa, the US and the EU to waive certain intellectual property rights like patents to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

07 May 2022
India Suggests Holding Discussions At WTO On Role Of E-commerce During Covid-19 Pandemic

India Suggests Holding Discussions At WTO On Role Of E-commerce During Covid-19 Pandemic

WTO is a 164-member multilateral body that formulates rules for global exports and imports and adjudicates disputes between two or more than two countries on...

06 March 2022

US Accuses China Of Backing Away From Free-Trade Commitments

In its annual report on Chinese compliance with WTO rules, the Office of the US Trade Representative said Wednesday that China isn't keeping the promises it...

WTO General Council Discusses India's Call For Holding Virtual Ministerial Meet On Pandemic Response

WTO General Council Discusses India's Call For Holding Virtual Ministerial Meet On Pandemic Response

India on December 23, 2021, sent a letter to the General Council Chair to hold a virtual ministerial meeting on the response of WTO to the pandemic.

11 January 2022

WTO Agreement Inclined Towards Developed Countries, Against Developing Ones: Piyush Goyal

The Commerce and Industries Minister Piyush Goyal said WTO is riddled with ‘imbalances.

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27 April 2021
‘Fruitful Conversation’: Modi Thanks Biden For Help Amid Covid

‘Fruitful Conversation’: Modi Thanks Biden For Help Amid Covid

PM Modi also informed Joe Biden about India’s initiative for relaxation in the norms TRIPS Agreement norms at WTO.


06 March 2021
Republican Senators Urge Biden Reject India, South Africa's Proposal At WTO On Covid Vaccine

Republican Senators Urge Biden Reject India, South Africa's Proposal At WTO On Covid Vaccine

Republicans allege that by waiving patents on vaccines, some countries believe that they would benefit from seizing America's intellectual property, but this...


19 May 2020
‘I Worry When I Hear Slogans Like Self-reliance’: Shashi Tharoor

‘I Worry When I Hear Slogans Like Self-reliance’: Shashi Tharoor

"I worry when I hear slogans like self-reliance because these were the very mantras which had subtracted India from the world economy,” says Shashi Tharoor.


14 August 2019
Prez Donald Trump Threatens To Pull United States Out Of WTO 'If We Have To'

Prez Donald Trump Threatens To Pull United States Out Of WTO 'If We Have To'

Trump has made the WTO the target of many previous attacks, and threatened before to withdraw, claiming unfair treatment toward the US and saying Washington...


19 October 2018
Asian Century Flirting

Asian Century Flirting

What will New Delhi do with China’s call to check the US?


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08 September 2018
Trump Wants To Stop ‘Subsidies’ To India, China

Trump Wants To Stop ‘Subsidies’ To India, China

We can't let China take $500 billion a year out of the United States and rebuild itself, US President said.


31 August 2018
Trump Threatens To Withdraw US From World Trade Organisation

Trump Threatens To Withdraw US From World Trade Organisation

Washington has also blocked the election of new judges to the WTO's dispute settlement system, to potentially paralyse its ability to issue judgments.


07 April 2018
Donald Trump Says World Trade Organisation Partial Towards China, Unfair To US

Donald Trump Says World Trade Organisation Partial Towards China, Unfair To US

US President Donald Trump teed up a fight with the World Trade Organization today, claiming the 164-country body was biased against the United States.


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