US raises WTO during Kerry talks with Jaitley

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The United States raised a row over a worldwide trade reform measure during Secretary of State John Kerry's talks with India's finance minister on Thursday, but there was no sign of a breakthrough, a source said.

Kerry, accompanied by Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, met Arun Jaitley as part of a strategic dialogue that has been overshadowed by New Delhi's refusal to sign a trade facilitation deal pending progress on a parallel pact on the stockpiling of food subsidies.

"WTO issue did come up in the meeting, the U.S. side mentioned it. Jaitley, however, conveyed India's position," said the source, who attended the meeting.

"There were no suggestions offered at the meeting to break the impasse."

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