The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has "expressed
solidarity" with India's negotiating stand at the
WTO. In a statement the industry body has said that
the G-20 has demonstrated firmly that it will not compromise
on the development aspect of the Doha Round.
Kanoria, chairman of the CII committee of WTO, and the
confederation's past president and N. Kumar, who are
in Geneva as part of the official delegation, have noted
in the statement that development "is at the heart
of the Doha Round."
G-20 should continue to remain firm on special products,
special safeguard measures and sensitive products, it
said. The "CII
believes that unless domestic support, export subsidy
and market access are addressed simultaneously along
with flexibilities, the round will not progress,"