Tag: WTO

New duty refund scheme due this week, commerce ministry plans to increase exports ahead

The Central government’s announcement on the new duty refund scheme for exporters, Refund of Duties and Taxes on Exported Products (RoDTEP) is due this week...

Taming the virus: Is a patent waiver on COVID vaccines the best option for the world?

Despite Joe Biden’s support for India’s and South Africa’s demand for a waiver of four different kinds of intellectual property (IP) related to Covid-19 treatments...

Queries slow down TRIPS waiver for Covid drugs; EU pushes own proposal

Ahead of a key meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) later this month, progress has slowed on a crucial intellectual...

WTO inches forward in Covid vaccine patent waiver talks

After months of debate, WTO members on Wednesday took a first, small step towards a deal aimed at boosting production of Covid vaccines and treatments...

Europe Union’s new move may hit India, South Africa’s patent waiver plan

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 08, 2021) European Union has drawn up a counter proposal which could “undermine’’ India and South Africa’s proposed...

BRICS seeks UN, WTO, WHO, World Bank, IMF reforms on 6 principles

Brazil Russia India China South Africa (BRICS) agreed to support the issue of TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 vaccines and, in this context, for the first...

US announces support for COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver as proposed by India, South Africa

The Biden administration has announced to support India and South Africa’s proposal before the World Trade Organisation to temporarily waive anti-COVID vaccine patents to boost...

View: The survival of humanity vs good economics

Since the days of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations there has been this debate that the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) – primarily...

US tries to free Covid-19 vaccine from patent stranglehold while rushing other supplies to India | India News

WASHINGTON: After a belated recognition of the Covid-19 tsunami striking India through a second wave, the United States is pulling out all stops to rush...

COVID-19: WH refuses to comment on lifting ban on vaccine raw materials export to India

The White House on Monday did not respond to questions on the request by Serum Institute of India to lift export ban on certain raw...

Covid-19: White House refuses to comment on lifting ban on vaccine raw materials export to India | India News

WASHINGTON: The White House on Monday did not respond to questions on the request by Serum Institute of India to lift export ban on certain...

India invokes peace clause again as rice subsidies exceed 10% cap

India has invoked the peace clause at the World Trade Organization (WTO), for the second time, for exceeding the 10 per cent ceiling on support...

BRICS: India proposes deliverables on TRIPS waiver, e-comm consumer protection, traditional knowledge

India has proposed deliverables on issues including a waiver proposal at World Trade Organization (WTO) for uninterrupted supply of vaccines, Framework for Consumer Protection in...

India slams rich nations for vaccine patent hurdle | India News

NEW DELHI: India has hit out at developed countries that are seeking to block its joint initiative with South Africa for patent waiver on Covid-19...

The big Budget push to ramp up domestic manufacturing and improve export competitiveness

The Economic Survey 2020-21 and the Union Budget 2021-22 are remarkably different from previous ones. While the survey provides the analytical backstop for the government’s...

Rise above narrow interests, support plan for uninterrupted flow of medicines, vaccines: India tells WTO

NEW DELHI: India on Friday batted strongly for its joint proposal with South Africa for a temporary waiver in global intellectual property rights rules to...

View: India must policy-push itself away from a protectionist mindset and compete globally

Corporate India has lobbied Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for competitive tariffs when she announces the Union budget on February 1. That marks a welcome change...

India implemented several measures to facilitate trade during 2015-20: WTO

New Delhi: India has implemented several measures to facilitate trade, such as simplification of procedures and customs clearances for imports and exports, according to WTO....

WTO to review India’s e-commerce and farm policies, digital tax next month

New Delhi: India may need to field queries on its agricultural and e-commerce policies in the trade policy review at World Trade Organization slated next...

India outlines focus areas for upcoming G-20 Summit

New Delhi: A joint strategy to mitigate the covid-19 crisis through slew of measures, including World Health Organization reforms, besides a comprehensive counter-terror strategy and...

Arvind Panagariya cautions govt: Import licences will be a complete violation of WTO

Noted economist and India’s first vice chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya said import licences will be a complete violation of WTO and has cautioned...

Implementation of Basic Customs Duty on Chinese solar imports to be delayed by at least two weeks

NEW DELHI: The basic customs duty on solar imports from China, which was supposed to be implemented from August 1, will be delayed for another...

Continuation of safeguard duties on imports from China for third consecutive year creates confusion

NEW DELHI: The government’s decision to continue the imposition of safeguard duties for a third consecutive year on imports from China has been met with...

Trade multilateralism need to be sustained in post Covid world: Think-tank

NEW DELHI: The spread of Covid that touches all continents will have serious implications for international trade and effective measures are imperative to sustain trade...

China news | India news: How India can solve the Chinese puzzle without hurting itself

By Jayant Dasgupta India’s withdrawal from the sixteen country RCEP trade negotiations last autumn on account of the unreasonable Chinese stance on certain core concerns,...