GENEVA — Influential developing countries?led by India and Pakistan have given a preliminary thumbs-down response in global trade talks to the ambitious U.S. offer to scrap all industrial tariffs by 2015, on the grounds the proposal is unrealistic.

Major trading powers such as the European Union and Japan, who have put forward less ambitious industrial tariff initiatives, also questioned?the timing and?lack of flexibility of the U.S. initiative, while close allies Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, lauded it.

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