Doha Talks to Move Forward

Doha Talks to Move Forward

Negotiations being scheduled for this summer.

As the United States changed administrations the pace of the Doha Round of World Trade Organization talks slowed to a crawl. But it appears they are now picking up steam as several key WTO members including India and the U.S. have expressed a desire to return to full-scale negotiations. David Walker, the chairperson of the negotiating group on agriculture, has announced that agriculture negotiations will return to a multilateral process. He is also establishing a schedule for negotiations before the summer break in August and early September.

 

Last week in Washington India's Commerce and Industry Minister said New Delhi is ready for give and take without being frozen in pre-negotiating position. India and the U.S. had disagreements over the level of protection subsistent farmers should have from the opening of global markets.

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