By Peter Ungphakorn
POSTED AUGUST 24, 2020 | UPDATED SEPTEMBER 21, 2022
In late March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated around the world, India announced it had broken a key trade rule.
It told fellow-members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that its domestic rice subsidies had exceeded the limit it had agreed. But instead of facing a possible legal challenge for breaking a commitment, India invoked a “peace clause” agreed in 2014.Continue reading “Behind the rhetoric: ‘Public stockholding for food security’ in the WTO”