India’s merchandise exports, which shrank over 3% in 2023-24 — a year marred by multiple geopolitical and logistical disruptions to global trade — are off to a positive start this year, but only just. This April recorded outbound shipments worth $34.99 billion, reflecting a meagre uptick of 1.07% or $370 million from a year ago.

SYDNEY (AP) — China has won a nearly three-year-long dispute with Australia at the World Trade Organization over tariffs on steel products that began during a low point of bilateral relations between the countries, and Australia’s trade minister said Wednesday his government accepted the ruling.

ABU DHABI (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES), March 3: The 13th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded late Friday night with significant decisions on dispute reforms and a renewed commitment from member states to continue ongoing discussions addressing the challenges faced by the world trade body.

GENEVA, April 6: The World Trade Organization said Wednesday that 2023 global trade growth would be slightly better than feared, but would remain "subpar", weighed down by the Ukraine war and stubbornly high inflation.

GENEVA, June 17: The World Trade Organization's164 members approved a series of trade agreements early on Friday that included commitments on fish and pledges on health and food security after more than five gruelling days of negotiations.

KATHMANDU, June 7: A two-day training on the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) was organized on June 4 and 5, 2022 in Biratnagar.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: The International Trade Centre (ITC), a multilateral joint agency under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations, is providing US$ 9 million to help boost the production and export of Nepali coffee and Chyangra Pashmina.

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WASHINGTON, DC – The private sector performs well when firms can compete on a level playing field. But if the state is willing to influence market outcomes for individual firms, politically connected parties can gain an advantage over their more efficient competitors.

TOKYO, June 19: Substantial discussions on trade, including reform of the World Trade Organization, will likely take place at a summit of Group of 20 major economies next week in Osaka, a senior Japanese finance ministry official said on Wednesday.

NEW YORK, Sept 24: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said the United Nations General Assembly's 73rd Session would be utilized to present Nepal's hard-earned achievements before the global community.

Trump's warning about a possible US pull-out from the organisation highlights the conflict between the president's trade policies and the open trade system that the WTO oversees.