World Trade Organisation (WTO)

India’s demands in WTO MC12

12th ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) started from June 16, 2022. Highlights The conference looks forward to reach a consensus on several issues like regulating fisheries subsidies, food security and intellectual property waiver for covid-19 vaccines. This ..



India’s WTO dispute over sugar subsidies- Update

At the World Trade Organisation (WTO), India has lost the dispute over subsidies of sugar exports with the dispute settlement panel. Highlights The dispute settlement panel ruled against India, on a complaint filed by Brazil, Australia, and Guatemala. However, this ruling will ..


WTO MC12 conference postponed

World Trade Organisation (WTO) has postponed its “World Trade Organization ministerial conference (WTO MC 12), due to concerns over new Omicron Covid-19 variant. Highlights The WTO MC 12 was scheduled to held in November 2021. The WTO was hoping that ..


WTO: Global Goods Trade continues recovery

As per World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Goods Trade Barometer, Global merchandise trade is continuing its robust recovery post COVID-19 pandemic. The trade barometer hit a record high in its latest reading. Key Points Barometer recorded a reading of 110.4. It ..


Serbia grants market access for Indian Horticulture Products

Serbia market has opened its market for Indian potatoes, onions, pomegranate, and pomegranate arils. Key Points As per Agriculture and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA), phytosanitary certificate is not required to export pomegranate fruits & arils and onion bulbs growing in ..


WTO to start Covid-19 Vaccine Supply Negotiations

World Trade Organization (WTO) is set to start formal Covid-19 Vaccine Supply negotiations in a bid to boost COVID-19 vaccine supply in developing countries. Key points However, the proposal face rival as one is with waiver of intellectual property rights ..