South stymies North in global trade talks

by Ravi Kanth Devarakonda

GENEVA, Jul 26 2014 (IPS) – A group of developing countries brought a tectonic shift at the World Trade Organization on Friday by turning the tables against the industrialised countries, when they offered a positive trade agenda to expeditiously arrive at a permanent solution for food security and other development issues, before adopting the protocol of amendment of the contested Trade Facilitation Agreement.