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outsiders? Given the nature of diplomatic protocolministers tend to gravitate to their own flock and regard ambassadors as lesser mortals This has proved to be a barrier in the day-to-day running of the WTO and in the management of negotiations WTO insiders welcomed Azevedos appointment precisely because he was not a minister but is a highly regarded diplomat with a firm grasp of the organisation that he will now head This qualification is seen as critical to the WTOs revival at a time when the real challenge to the WTO comes not from the traditional North-South battles withinbut from the increasingly dangerous entrenchment of regional trade agreements (RTAs) and plurilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) and the marginalisation of multilateralism While free trade purists have always rejected regional and plurilateral trading arrangementsthe WTOs charter chose to be pragmatic and regarded RTAs and FTAs as building blocks ofrather than barriers tothe multilateral trading system Even Indiaa strong advocate and defender of multilateralism in tradehas pursued several RTAs and FTAs over the past decade The gamehoweverhas changed Unable to get an outcome of its liking in the Doha Development Roundand wary of a rising Chinathe US is vigorously pursuing a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) These initiatives are aimed at queering the pitch for the Doha Roundbringing issues that developing countries have been resistinglike labourenvironmental standards and higher intellectual property rights protectioninto trade agreements Not to be left out of this gameChina took the initiative to launch its own plurilateral FTA in the garb of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) While India has gone along with this so farits interestslike those of the Latin American and African economies that are outside the TPP/TTIP/RCEP foldwould lie in strengthening multilateralism rather than succumbing to regionalism Indias difficulties in negotiating an FTA with both the ASEAN and EU are a reminder of the importance of multilateralism African economies have also become assertive on this count as they see themselves on the cusp of a new era of growth and globalisation Azevedo has struck the right chord on this issue with hisalbeit optimistic and hopefulobservation: We hear many analysts express concern with the proliferation of negotiations of regional agreementsfree trade areasor plurilateral understandings Whatever the reasons behind these initiativesI firmly believe that the countries entering those initiatives would gladly negotiate a much broader and more encompassing multilateral deal What we must do is ensure that the multilateral trading system remains the main tool for trade liberalisation? Karan Johar’s video: Get ready for the funniest serving of Koffee yet, Organisers claim the format has been successful in USA and Europe. on the condition of anonymity explains it further by giving the example of a premium series like 24. take control and things might get dirty. But the biggest problem in our case is the fact that we are still new to the law and very few people have tried to understand it properly. Department of State certified to U.000 (Rs 17 Lakhs),Erandwane, download Indian Express App More Related News

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