Delhi: India will work towards creating a balance
of "give-and-take" among the developing and
developed countries for ensuring the success of the
Doha round of trade talks.
at the Nikkei "Future of Asia Conference"
in Tokyo, commerce and industry minister Kamal Nath
said, "I intend to continue working with my colleagues
in order to create that balance of give-and-take across
the Doha work programme as a whole that will make winners
of each of us."
said the unity of the developing countries in the World
Trade Organisation has "withstood all pressures
to undermine the development promise of the Doha round,"
an official release quoting the minister said here.
however, said there was no recognition as yet by some
developed countries that the basic premise of the ongoing
trade talks was the development dimension and not market
access for the rich countries.
also alluded to the double speak of a few rich countries
who want subsidies to continue for their own farmers
but do not want them
for industries in the developing countries.
are told that subsidies are bad for industrial sectors
but on agricultural
subsidies the only thing we hear is that we will get
back to you," he said.