Delhi meet has broken 'impasse' on world trade talks: Sharma

Delhi meet has broken 'impasse' on world trade talks: Sharma


Anand Sharma

"We have reached an agreement to intensify the negotiations, it has been a breakthrough in this meeting, if I can use this expression 'impasse'... (has) been broken...," Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said after the two-day informal meeting hosted by India.

Talks had collapsed in Geneva in July last year after India, among others, opposed agriculture subsidies offered by rich nations to their farmers on the grounds that this distorts trade by making produce of developing countries costly.

"It has been agreed by all... by strong consensus and unanimous endorsement that the chief negotiators and the senior officials will meet in Geneva on September 14," Sharma added.

The negotiators will meet for a week beginning September 14.

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