India: Consumer voice to be heard on WTO trade panel for the first time
01 May 2012
Consumer voice to be heard on WTO trade panel for the
Pradeep Singh Mehta, Secretary-General of CI member organisation
CUTS International, India, has been appointed to the 'WTO
Panel on Defining the Future of Trade'.
This is the first time a CI member organisation has sat on a WTO
panel looking at trade issues. Pradeep's appointment ensures that
consumer protection will be part of the panel's discussions.
The panel was set up in response to the global economic crisis
and the profound changes it precipitated in the world economy.
Pradeep and the other 11 panellists will look at the drivers of
today and tomorrow's trade, bearing in mind the role of trade in
contributing to sustainable development, growth, jobs and poverty
The first meeting of the group will be on 16 May in Geneva. The
analysis of these world trade drivers will be produced in early
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