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India wins US support for food scheme, ends WTO blockade

It will lift a veto on a global agreement to streamline customs rules that will add 21m jobs worldwide
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 05:50
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Washington, which was the principal opponent of India's food scheme on the grounds that it distorted trade, hailed Thursday's deal.

New Delhi

INDIA won US support for a massive domestic food stockpiling scheme on Thursday, rescuing the biggest global trade deal in two decades and giving new Prime Minister Narendra Modi a victory without major concessions.

Under the pact with Washington, India will lift a veto