JAKARTA, March 21 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian government is going to strive for fair and balanced trade in the upcoming World Trade Organization (WTO) conference in Bali in December, local media quoting official said here on Thursday.
Imam Pambagyo, director general of international trade cooperation at the trade ministry said that should the fairness and balance of trade not be well regulated, the products from developing countries were going to be defeated in the competition with those from developed countries.
"It should be ruled, so that all the WTO members are going to have equal and fair opportunity. This proposal is unfavorable, but it has to be discussed (in the WTO meeting) because it protects developing countries from the free trade of developed countries," said Pambagyo quoted by Investor Daily, one of leading newspapers in the country.
The director said by creating new rules over the lopsided and unfair trade it was expected that the developing countries could be freed from obstacles, such as poor infrastructure and low human resources quality.
"We will propose a balanced and fair trade, which would give more opportunity for developing countries to contribute more to WTO," he said.
"It should be void of conditions in which developing countries' trade is hampered because of their weaknesses," Pambagyo said on Wednesday in Bali.