Ministry holds meetings on implications of WTO's Nairobi package

Amiti Sen New Delhi | Updated on January 19, 2018


The Commerce Ministry has held meetings with line ministries including agriculture, finance, and industry to discuss the implications of the decisions taken at the recent Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Nairobi.

"We have discussed the Nairobi package with all the line ministries in detail, its implications and how we move ahead from here," Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia said speaking to the media on the sidelines of an interactive session on the Nairobi Ministerial organised by the CII and Centre for WTO Studies on Wednesday.

The Secretary said India would keep pushing for the Doha development agenda (DDA) of the WTO that developed members, including the US and the EU, are seeking to bury.

The DDA, launched in 2001, is important for India and other developing countries as it provides for special and differential treatment that allows them to take on lower liberalisation commitments compared to those taken on by developed members.

Published on January 27, 2016

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