WTO submits draft global trade deal to membership: sources

World Trade Organization (WTO) General Director Roberto Azevedo (right) stands next to British Trade Minister Stephen Green (left) prior to the Yemen's Acession ceremony in the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua, on December 4, 2013. The head
World Trade Organization (WTO) General Director Roberto Azevedo (right) stands next to British Trade Minister Stephen Green (left) prior to the Yemen's Acession ceremony in the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua, on December 4, 2013. The head of the WTO Roberto Azevedo is preparing to submit the text of a global trade deal to the WTO membership for agreement later on Friday, said sources involved in the talks at the WTO's ministerial conference in Bali. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP 

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Roberto Azevedo is preparing to submit the text of a global trade deal to the WTO membership for agreement later on Friday, said sources involved in the talks at the WTO's ministerial conference in Bali.

Mr Azevedo's move signals he has resolved India's objections to a section covering food subsidies, which had held up agreement.

WTO spokesman Keith Rockwell has previously said Mr Azevedo would only ask the members to sign off on the Bali package of trade reforms if he believed there was convergence.