China, South Africa Keen on India’s WTO Proposal



Kirtika Suneja | The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: China and South Africa have expressed keen interest in India’s proposal to safeguard the right of special provisions for developing countries, which have been challenged by the US. 

India’s proposal, that seeks to amend laws on unilateral action by members on trade issues, was circulated in Geneva among the 22 member countries who are participating in New Delhi’s mini ministerial meeting on Monday and Tuesday. 

“South Africa and China are excited about our proposal and the meeting,” said an official in the know of the details, adding that India may modify its proposal as per other countries, if need be. South Africa’s trade and industry minister Robert Davies and a 14-member delegation the largest- from China, led by assistant minister of commerce Ren Hongbin, will attend the meeting. 

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