India's food stance gets thumbs-up
I N D I A' S S TA N D on poor and developing nations having the right to stockpiling of foodgrains to protect food interests of the poor, recently got a boost from 345 civil society organisations across 100 countries. The organisations have written a letter to all World Trade Organization (WTO) members in which they have urged them to stop all talk of expanding the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The TFA requires easing of worldwide custom rules to facilitate trade. Instead, they have asked the members to fix existing flaws in rules which further hamper development of poor and developing nations.