Trade

India’s Commerce Secretary optimistic on Doha trade talks

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In an address to ICC’s World Council in New Delhi today, the Indian Commerce Secretary, Gopal K. Pillai, said he believed the Doha round of trade negotiations could be brought to a successful conclusion by March 2007 and that India would play a positive role in re-starting the talks.

EU, US must take first steps on Doha round, Indian PM tells ICC

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In a meeting with ICC Chairman Marcus Wallenberg today, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said India will make every effort to re-start the Doha trade talks, but that the EU and the United States must be the first to offer new concessions.

Putin assures ICC that global business concerns will be on G8 agenda

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will host the G8 Summit in St. Petersburg next week, met yesterday with International Chamber of Commerce Chairman Marcus Wallenberg to discuss world business priorities, including the critical state of the Doha trade round.

ICC gives final push at critical juncture in Doha trade talks

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As ministers gather in Geneva this week during what many claim is a make-or-break stage in the World Trade Organization's Doha trade round, ICC has rallied its resources across the globe to help ensure much needed progress will be made.

New trading frauds threaten banks and buyers

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ICC’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) continues to uncover fraudulent activity in the shipping industry, recently discovering a number of trade scams emanating from China and Estonia.

Business echoes Lamy; calls for agreement on Doha trade talks by year-end

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The International Chamber of Commerce today gave its full support to the statements made yesterday by Pascal Lamy, director-general of the World Trade Organization, saying time was running out on the Doha Round of trade negotiations and stressing the critical need for WTO members to meet the end-April deadline for accords vital to an eventual global trade treaty by the end of the year.

Indonesian trade fraud leaves paper trail

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ICC’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has uncovered five cases of trade fraud in the shipping of paper and board products from Indonesia in the past three months.