STAGE SET FOR HIGH NOON MINISTERIAL TALKS AT WTO DOHA ROUND FOOD TRADE NEGOTIATIONS

BY KEITH NUTHALL

ANOTHER draft agreement for the long-running Doha Development Round food liberalisation talks has been released at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), which will be presented to trade ministers for crucial week-long negotiations starting July 21. That week will see parallel meetings aimed at securing final deals for the seven-year-long talks by July 25, which would be approved by the WTO's trade negotiations committee that Thursday and Friday. WTO director general Pascal Lamy is hopeful of success: "We must not let this ...


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