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Trade Facilitation vs Agriculture

WTO Upside Down

The Indian decision to block adoption of a decision on trade facilitation at the World Trade Organisation has been portrayed as "short-sighted". If truth be told, long-pending proposals for reforming the Agreement on Agriculture were being sidelined, while interested parties were pushing ahead with the new agenda on trade facilitation. A clearer understanding of the issues in agriculture vs the issues in trade facilitation would enable a better appreciation of what is at stake.

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