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  • July 31- A group of World Trade Organization members has informally discussed adopting a global overhaul of customs rules without India if New Delhi goes ahead with threats to block the deal, sources familiar with the talks said on Thursday.

  • SYDNEY, July 31- A group of World Trade Organization members has informally discussed adopting a global overhaul of customs rules without India if New Delhi goes ahead with threats to block the deal, sources familiar with the talks said on Thursday.

  • Is India 'holding a gun to its own head?'     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:44 PM ET

    Jake Colvin, VP, Global Trade Issues at the National Foreign Trade Council, explains why India's opposition to a WTO trade facilitation deal is counter-productive.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday said Japan's refusal to drop all barriers to farm imports under a Pacific trade deal was unacceptable and urged the U.S. administration to cut Japan and Canada out of the talks if they did not give ground. "We urge you to hold Japan and Canada to the same high standards as other TPP partners.

  • A look at the EU's new sanctions against Russia Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's sanctions against Russia are bound to inflict pain on the country's ailing economy. While still narrowly targeted, they come as a warning shot to convince Moscow to change its Ukraine policies or face even tougher penalties. EU officials say the penalties can be eased if Moscow cooperates in Ukraine.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Wednesday for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country's commitment to advance economic liberalisation.

  • *Poland says ban is retaliation for EU sanctions on Russia. MOSCOW/ WARSAW, July 30- Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it could extend it to the entire EU, a move Warsaw called Kremlin retaliation for new Western sanctions over Ukraine imposed on Russia a day earlier.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Russia's Economy Ministry has drafted a regulation introducing import duties on Ukrainian goods, a draft document showed, in an apparent response to Kiev's trade deal with the European Union. Moscow fears that Ukraine may re-export EU products into Russia, avoiding duties that Russia imposes to protect its own output.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Russia's Economy Ministry has drafted a regulation introducing import duties on Ukrainian goods, a draft document showed, in an apparent response to Kiev's trade deal with the European Union.

  • RUSSIAN ECONOMY MINISTRY DRAFTS REGULATION ON IMPOSING DUTIES ON UKRAINIAN IMPORTS- DOCUMENT.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it may extend the restrictions to the rest of the European Union, its first apparent retaliation to new Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine a day earlier.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it may extend the restrictions to the rest of the European Union, its first apparent retaliation to new Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine a day earlier.

  • STOCKHOLM, July 30- Sweden's economy grew less than forecast in the second quarter, as exports were virtually flat, preliminary data showed, reinforcing expectations that interest rates will remain close to zero for at least another 12 months.

  • MOSCOW, July 30- Russia's Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service will restrict most of fruit and vegetable imports from Poland starting from August 1, spokesman Alexei Alekseenko said on Wednesday. The ban is due to "the violation of certification and the identification of quarantine products", Alekseenko said.

  • Kerry presses India on WTO deal ahead of arrival Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:23 AM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry, on his way to India for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country's commitment to advance trade and investment liberalisation.

  • Alan Bollard, Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, outlines the repercussions if India proceeds to block a deal struck by the World Trade Organization in Bali last year.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The Obama administration on Tuesday pushed for Congress to renew a 14- year-old trade program giving African countries duty-free access to U.S. markets, warning that allowing the program to expire would disrupt trade flows between the two regions.

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- The Obama administration on Tuesday pushed for Congress to renew a 14- year-old trade program giving African countries duty-free access to U.S. markets, warning that allowing the program to expire would disrupt trade flows between the two regions.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers warned on Tuesday that restricting Mexican sugar imports would inflate food prices and threaten U.S. food manufacturers, the latest sign that pressure is growing on Washington to avoid trade barriers.

  • NEW DELHI, July 29- With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. Party officials are confident New Delhi's tough line at World Trade Organization talks in Geneva will accomplish that.