MANDELSON MAY PUSH WTO GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION REGISTER TO BREAK SARKOZY ALLIANCE

BY KEITH NUTHALL

PETER Mandelson, the European Union's (EU) trade commissioner may have to push aggressively for agreement on creating a mandatory World Trade Organisation (WTO) geographical indication register to avoid future political problems in Geneva.
Although the WTO Doha Development Round negotiations collapsed on Tuesday over developing country import tariffs, the talks have not been abandoned and are expected to resume at a technical level in the autumn.
However, the row over poor country tariffs overshadowed a looming problem ...


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