24 November, 2020

'We Fully Support India'

EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development says that the developed nations have to do “much more in this Round” of WTO negotiations than developing or LDC nations

'We Fully Support India'
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Mariann Fischer Boel, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, in an email interview with Lola Nayar states that the developed nations have to do “much more in this Round” of WTO negotiations than developing or LDC nations

After a gap of eight months and in the aftermath of the global slowdown, did the talks in New Delhi reflect any shift in understanding of the problems faced by the developing and LDC nations due to the protectionist tendencies of trading partners, particularly the developed nations?

The talks in New Delhi were extremely important in re-energising the Doha Round. From the European Union side, there was no need for any shift as we are well aware of the problems faced by developing countries. This is a development Round and we are fully committed to ensuring the maximum benefits for developing countries. The offer we have put on the table is evidence of this and shows clearly that we are not interested in protectionism. We have offered to cut trade-distorting domestic subsidies by 80 percent,...

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