DOHA WTO MINISTERIAL : MINISTERIAL DECLARATION-2001

The multilateral trading system embodied in the World Trade Organization has contributed significantly to economic growth, development and employment throughout the past fifty years. We are determined, particularly in the light of the global economic slowdown, to maintain the process of reform and liberalization of trade policies, thus ensuring that the system plays its full part in promoting recovery, growth and development. We therefore strongly reaffirm the principles and objectives set out in the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, and pledge to reject the use of protectionism.

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): Joint Statement-15/11/2020

We, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam – Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand, met virtually on 15 November 2020, on the occasion of the 4th RCEP Summit.

International intergovernmental organizations

General Council Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) International Monetary Fund (IMF) International Trade Centre (ITC) Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) United Nations (UN) United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) World Bank World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)…

Special Economic zone

Presently, there are 425 formally approved Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in the country. As on date, 376 SEZs are notified and 268 SEZs are operational. SEZs are primarily private investment driven initiatives. The delay in setting up of and operationalizing SEZs could be attributed to several reasons including adverse business climate due to changed global economic situation, changes in fiscal incentives, etc.