THE TIMING of concessions that can be achieved at the World Trade Organisation's agricultural round, sweeping away the high tariffs, import quotas, production subsidies and export credits that make the working lives of every agricultural exporter more of a struggle, are likely to be set in the next three months.

By the end of November, it should be clear whether the WTO's key summit in dusty Doha, in the gulf desert state of Qatar, has succeeded in its stated aim of launching a general trade round; it would consider every commercial ...

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