MSP opposed at WTO: The duplicity in Canada's stand on the farmer issue
These policies by India are meant to provide food and livelihood security to the country's farmers. A source said that the comments by the Canadian PM regarding the farmer protests are unwarranted. The comments are also at odds with Canada's aggressive posture at the WTO towards India's agriculture support to the farmers, the source also added.
India has been a proponent for reforming the WTO's Agreement on Agriculture. India has sought to eliminate distortion's and one of the main demands has been the elimination of the FBT-AMS subsidies which is available only to 32 of the 164 members of the WTO. Members have however failed to reach a consensus due to the opposition to the members who are beneficiaries of the GBT-AMS subsidies.