In the high-level WTO meeting for preferential treatment to service providers from the Least Developing Countries, New Delhi made substantial offers like visa fee waiver, market access and capacity building including technical support to service industry of those nations. Indian further granted preferential treatment in market access under GATS for contractual service suppliers, independent professionals and an exclusive quota of 250 foreign tourist guides however excluding services in legal consultancy. The meeting was largely appreciated as a set forward in implementing key Bali decisions. Chairperson of the meeting, Choi Seokyoung of the Republic of Korea added that developing and developed countries addressed 74 per cent of the services in which preference was requested. The gLAWcal Team LIBEAC project Sunday, 08 February 2014 (Source: Economic Times)