A WTO Council on Trade in Goods (CTG) meeting has been cancelled after China opposed moves to discuss the impact of the end of textile quotas.

The summit, due to be held on Tuesday, was postponed indefinitely according to the WTO's Council for trade in goods ambassador Vesa Tipani Himanen of Finland.

The governments of Turkey and Jordan had requested the meeting to discuss a Tunisian proposal on 'impacts, issues and proposals for action' following the removal of export quotas on clothing and textiles at the beginning of January.

China objected to the inclusion of the textiles on the WTO meeting's agenda and suggested that it could be discussed informally.

But Turkey, Jordan and Tunisia insisted that China should not be allowed to remove the textile issue from the CTG formal agenda.