Rice scheme in line with WTO rules
- Published: 15 Nov 2012 at 16.37
- Online news:
The Ministry of Commerce insisted on Thursday that the government’s rice pledging programme is not against the rules of the World Trade Organisation as alleged.
Thikamporn Nartvoratat, deputy director general of the Foreign Trade Department, said the rice scheme is in line with the rules of the WTO, which allows member countries to provide assistance needed for their farmers.
He was responding to a concern by the US that the rice scheme might have violated the WTO’s regulations to prevent the implementing of trade barriers and called for a discussion on the issue with the Thai government.
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