GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE WORLD Trade Organisation has agreed at its ministerial meeting in Qatar, to intensify its ongoing agriculture talks, which cover meat and meat products. Ministers laid down a deadline of the next WTO summit, which must take place in 2003, for member governments to propose a complete list of formal concessions they are prepared to make on quotas, tariffs, subsidies and other trade barriers. The resulting liberalisation may be deeper than so far foreseen, with the communiqué saying talks would "build on the work carried out to date," ...


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