Food security: a matter of India’s sovereignty
India is justified in resisting WTO pressure on the trade facilitation pact
It is not an uncommon sight for India to be isolated at multilateral trade negotiations. The most recent example being the meeting of trade ministers of the Group of Twenty nations (G-20) at Sydney. These countries want India to give up its insistence on moving in tandem to find a solution to its food security concerns and progress on the World Trade Organization (WTO) driven Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)—that helps traders and exporters worldwide. Earlier in the month, India opposed the TFA at Geneva.