India Needs to Get Serious on Doha

By May 6, 2008Trade

From Reuters, a story anticipating a meeting in NYC Thursday between U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab and India Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath, with Doha high on the agenda. India is resisting demands made by the U.S. and EU that advanced developing countries open their markets to more foreign manufactured goods.

Speaking in advance of the India talks, Frank Vargo, vice president for international economic affairs at the National Association of Manufacturers, criticized New Delhi, saying: “They talk the talk, but they don’t walk the walk.”

“In other words, they say good things, that they want this to work … but when it comes to actually putting any positive proposals on the table, they don’t,” Vargo said.

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