India under pressure on special products

Original Publication Date: 
13 Aprile, 2007

NEW DELHI, APR 13: Pressures are mounting on India to play an effective role in resolving the issue of Special Products (SPs) and Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM) in a way which would not hinder market access for developed countries. SPs are to be exempted from higher tariff cuts and SSMs to be applied to prevent surge in imports.

The WTO Hong Kong ministerial in 2005 had endorsed that the developing countries