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‘A Few WTO Nations Can’t Go Ahead Without Solving the Food Issue’

Posted November 10, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Press Trust of India)

India, on Sunday, made it clear that a few nations cannot move ahead with WTO trade pact without resolving the crucial food security issue and the matter needs consensus.

WTO Director General Roberto Azevedo recently said some some members were seeking implementation of the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) as a plurilateral pact as part of the three alternatives to end the impasse over food security. [...]

“Nothing is agreed till everything is agreed is a principle which drives the WTO. How could you then isolate trade facilitation...all of us want to have trade facilitation. How could you just prioritise that,” Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in New Delhi. Read more here.