July 18, 2013
by Press Trust of India

US has accused China for holding up negotiations towards an expanded Information Technology Agreement (ITA) of the WTO in Geneva.

"A diverse group of members participating in the negotiations determined that China's current position makes progress impossible at this stage," US Trade Representative (USTR) Mike Froman said yesterday.

Froman was joined by the industry in blaming Beijing on suspension of the ITA negotiations.

These negotiations were stalled as China unveiled its lengthy and unreasonable list of sensitive products, the US Information Technology Industry Council said in a statement.

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