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    1. WTO formally accepts Kazakhstan as new member

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 27 10:00 AM

      The World Trade Organization on Monday formally accepted Kazakhstan's bid to join the body, ending nearly two decades of negotiations that the WTO has called among the most difficult in its history. Meeting at its headquarters in Geneva, the WTO General Council approved the membership terms finalised last month. After the formal approval, WTO Director General Robert Azevedo described the ...

    2. The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) expansion of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA-II) will significantly increase the Philippines’s participation in the global value chain of IT products, and will further boost the country’s trade and exports of these high-value goods, according to the Tariff Commission (TC). Read more on PHL to benefit from new WTO deal on I.T. products…

    3. India has clarified to the WTO members that its import licensing regime is open and transparent and affects only a few restricted items.

    4. WTO slashes tariffs on IT goods but implementation held up

      Reuters via Yahoo! FinanceJul 24 09:09 AM

      The World Trade Organization finalised a list of 201 information technology products to be freed from import tariffs in a $1.3 trillion deal on Friday, but said it was still short of the critical mass of countries needed to put it into force. "Today's agreement is a landmark," WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said in a statement, adding that the value of trade involved was worth 7 percent of...

    5. The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that huge gaps remained among members trying to negotiate a global trade deal, warning that failure to make progress by year's end could spark a "dangerous situation". The 161-member WTO began its so-called Doha Round of talks in 2001, aiming to tear down global trade barriers, with an emphasis on supporting development in poorer nations. Progress has ...

    6. Major exporters of information technology on Friday agreed to cut global tariffs on more than 200 products, in the first such deal struck by the World Trade Organization in nearly two decades. The pact which came after three years of frequently-stalled negotiations, covers products ranging from video games to touch screens and GPS navigation systems. "Today's agreement is a landmark," WTO ...

    7. Landmark deal reached on ITA expansion: WTO

      China Economic NetJul 29 05:01 PM

      World Trade Organization (WTO) members representing major exporters of information technology products agreed on Friday to eliminate tariffs on more than 200 such products, according to WTO's press release.

    8. WTO strikes 'landmark' IT trade deal

      BBC NewsJul 24 01:49 AM

      The World Trade Organisation (WTO) strikes 'landmark' deal to cut tariffs on $1.3 trillion (£838bn) worth of technology products.

    9. India has clarified to the WTO members that its import licensing regime is open and transparent and affects only a few restricted items.

    10. India might not ratify WTO trade facilitation pact

      Business Standard IndiaJul 28 12:14 PM

      Legally, India cannot be taken to the WTO dispute settlement body for not ratifying the TFA

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