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India's Farm Sector Policies Under Scanner at WTO

Posted October 03, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Economic Times)

The United States and Pakistan have questioned several of India's farm trade policies, including its land holding laws and the subsidy mechanism at the World Trade Organization, which is the latest assault being faced by the country after it raised the red flag over domestic support to farmers in Bali.

Since the Bali ministerial meeting last December, WTO members have repeatedly put the lens on India's farm sector policies, especially those related to exports and the scrutiny has onlonly gone up since the BJP government blocked a deal on trade facilitation this July, arguing that it will not back it till concerns over domestic support for public stockholding are sorted out. Read more here.