WTO SUMMIT

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE WORLD Trade Organisation has agreed at its ministerial meeting in Qatar, to intensify its ongoing agriculture talks. Ministers ruled that by the end of 2003, member governments should propose formal concessions on quotas, tariffs, subsidies and other trade barriers. The resulting liberalisation may be deeper than so far foreseen, with the communiqué saying talks would aim at "substantial improvements in market access," plus cutting export subsidies and production grants. The summit agreed import health checks for developing country food ...


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