WTO talks — immigration may be on agenda

As the World Trade Organization’s Doha Round negotiations continue, India has raised the immigration issue with the U.S. and the EU. This is the first time that immigration has been introduced in WTO trade talks.

It seems that India is interested in having more Indian and developing country professionals allowed into the U.S. on temporary-entry visas without cumbersome and lengthy procedures. India’s commerce minister Kamal Nath reportedly said that before India makes an offer on opening up financial services, he would like to hear what the U.S. and EU would offer on immigration.