Economy | Trade ministers to meet again in Brussels

Economy | Trade ministers to meet again in Brussels
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First Published: Thu, Sep 24 2009. 11 01 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Sep 24 2009. 11 01 PM IST
New Delhi: Trade negotiators will meet again at Brussels for at least seven days each in October and November to sort out differences on various pending issues, commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma said on Thursday.
Negotiators met at Geneva on 14 September for a week after trade ministers decided to resume talks on the Doha Round at an informal ministerial at New Delhi earlier this month.
The minister also said a breakthrough was not expected immediately when negotiators meet.
India’s exports fell an annual 19.7% in August, as the global slump hit demand for Indian goods, the minister said. Indian exports, which have been falling in annual terms since October 2008, were $16.01 billion in August 2008.
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First Published: Thu, Sep 24 2009. 11 01 PM IST