WASHINGTON, July 25 U.S. Trade Representative
Michael Froman said on Friday backsliding on a World Trade
Organization deal struck in Bali last December threatened a
serious blow to the credibility of the global trading system.
"We are deeply disappointed that backsliding on trade
facilitation has brought the WTO to the brink of crisis," Froman
said after India said it will only back customs reforms if its
demands on food stockpiling rules are implemented in the same
The United States would consult with other WTO members on
appropriate next steps, he said in a statement.
(Reporting by Krista Hughes; Editing by James Dalgleish)