THE WORLD Trade Organisation is moving towards the launch of a general round at its November summit in Qatar, but these negotiations will only be approved if a wrangle affecting the trade in meat and other food products can be resolved. The so-called Cairns Group, representing meat exporting countries such as Australia and Argentina, is disappointed with progress in the current WTO agricultural round, wanting it to lead to deeper liberalisation commitments on imports and subsidies than have so far been achieved. The group is pressing for ...

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