Tag: WTO

Will hear India’s concerns: WTO DG Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Friday said India‘s concerns towards protecting its food security and getting a fair deal at the ongoing negotiations on elimination of fisheries subsidies deserved to be heard and will be heard. She said she’s hopeful of a good outcome at the upcoming ministerial conference. Winding up […]

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Covid passport, vaccine discrimination new trade barriers: India to WTO

India has raised concerns over new trade barriers such as vaccine discrimination and Covid passports being imposed by some developed countries, saying they were impacting movement of persons and services exports. New Delhi, which has been pushing for relaxation in intellectual property rights to facilitate access to Covid medicines, took these issues up at a […]

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India initiates anti-dumping probe against Chinese pharma chemical – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi, Aug 3 (PTI) India has initiated an anti-dumping probe against a chemical used in the pharmaceutical industry imported from China, following a complaint filed by Arch Pharma Labs. The commerce ministry’s investigation arm Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) is probing the alleged dumping of ‘ATS-8‘ from China. The domestic company Arch Pharma […]

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Ease barriers for vax, medicines, says WTO – ET HealthWorld

REUTERS/Denis Balibouse NEW DELHI: From “fill volume” of 3.51ml instead of 3.5ml to stringent checks on Covax vaccine donations, varying regulatory regimes across countries and high tariffs, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has released an extensive set of restrictions being faced by Covid-19 medicines, diagnostic material and vaccines and their inputs across countries. While suggesting […]

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BRICS Finance Ministers backs India-South Africa vaccine waiver

New Delhi: In a significant step forward, the BRICS grouping comprising of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa have backed the India-South Africa joint proposal for COVID vaccine wavier at the World Trade Organisation or WTO. The grouping decided to back the proposal at the BRICS Foreign ministers virtual meet that was held under the […]

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Pharma lobby group backs granting of voluntary licenses by patent holders to Indian companies – ET HealthWorld

Pharma lobby group, Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association (IDMA) has backed granting of voluntary licenses by the patent holders to Indian companies in a bid to boost manufacturing and make vaccines freely available in the country. “Simple waiving of patents for vaccines is not enough for increased and free availability of Vaccines in India,” it said […]

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Coronavirus live updates | Odisha records highest single-day spike, cases breach 12,000 mark

India continues to record the most number of daily COVID-19 cases and fatalities in the world. The country accounts for one in every two infections and one in four deaths recorded worldwide every day. The average cases in India are six times that of Brazil, which records the second most infections globally — over 58,400 […]

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कोरोना वैक्सीन पर हटेगी पेटेंट सुरक्षा, अमेरिका ने भारत के प्रस्ताव का समर्थन किया

वाशिंगटनः अमेरिका ने कोरोना वायरस के वैक्सीन से पेटेंट खत्म करने का समर्थन किया है. भारत और साउथ अफ्रीका जैसे देश लगातार कोरोना वायरस के खिलाफ लड़ाई में वैक्सीन की पहुंच ज्यादा से ज्यादा बढ़ाने के लिए पेटेंट खत्म करने की मांग कर रहे थे. अमेरिका ने विश्व व्यापार संगठन (डब्ल्यूटीओ) की पहल पर वैक्सीन […]

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