WTO

Start negotiations with members of WTO to secure TRIPS waiver: Debapriya

Bangladesh should launch an intense negotiation with the members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to secure benefits of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) even after the country’s economic graduation in 2026, noted economist Debapriya Bhattacharya said today.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

WTO recognises need for duty benefits for graduating LDCs

Bangladesh and other graduating least-developed countries (LDCs) might not have received a clear-cut extension of the current duty-free trade benefit at the ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that concluded today (June 17, 2022), but their demand was recognised at the declaration.

July 10, 2021
July 10, 2021

Start negotiations with members of WTO to secure TRIPS waiver: Debapriya

Bangladesh should launch an intense negotiation with the members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to secure benefits of the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) even after the country’s economic graduation in 2026, noted economist Debapriya Bhattacharya said today.

August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018
USA

Trump threatens to withdraw US from WTO

US President Donald Trump threatened in an interview with Bloomberg News to withdraw from the World Trade Organization if "they don't shape up," in his latest criticism of the institution.

January 8, 2018
January 8, 2018

Another setback for WTO

As feared, the Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 10-13, 2017 ended in failure. It failed to even produce the customary ministerial declaration reiterating the centrality of the global trading system and the importance of trade as a driver of development.

December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

WTO strikes ‘historic’ farming deal

Countries in the World Trade Organization (WTO) agree to abolish subsidies on farming exports.