India to press for reforms in WTO functioning

Press Trust of India, November 21, 2009

In the run-up to the seventh WTO Ministerial Meeting in Geneva beginning November 30, India has proposed urgent reforms in the functioning of the multilateral trade body.

More transparency on the issues related to the non-trade barriers tops the list of India’s reform agenda.

The country’s efforts at bringing in reforms in the functioning of the WTO has already been lauded by South Africa, a key partner in several alliances of the developing countries built by India and others for seeking a fair global trade deal for them.

“Again India has led the way and has tabled proposals for systematic reforms of the WTO,” South African delegation head at the WTO Faizel Ismail said at a function organised by CUTS International, a trade and consumer think-tank here.

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