The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has set up a panel to examine whether India's auto policy breaks WTO rules and distorts international trade, as contended by the European Commission (EC) and US, say local sources (5/12/00). India failed to persuade its two major trading partners from setting up the panel, despite strong protests from India's ambassador to the WTO, S Narayanan, at the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) meeting in Geneva on October 23.