WTO’S DOHA DEVELOPMENT ROUND APPROACHES END GAME – FOOD AND PACKAGING IMPORT DUTIES POISED TO TUMBLE

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE FOOD and drink manufacturing industries could get a big shot in the arm this year, if the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) seven-year-old Doha Development Round reaches a successful conclusion, as planned. If it does, all import duties on their products traded worldwide would be significantly reduced and there is a chance many of them could be eliminated altogether. Production subsidies would also be slashed, creating export opportunities for the strongest brands and most efficient manufacturers.
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