The European Union must soon broaden its offer of market access for farm imports if negotiators are to agree on a new World Trade Organization pact, say two senior
WTO negotiators made little progress at a Hong Kong meeting last month and agreed to try and reach an outline of a deal by the end of April.
In separate appearances before the American Farm Bureau Federation, Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns and the new
Crowder expects talks to resume later this month. The Swiss government said it will host an informal meeting of WTO trade ministers on January 27-28 during the annual gathering of global business and political leaders at the mountain resort of Davos.
The WTO global trade pact is seen as a way to open rich countries' markets and help lift millions out of poverty in poor nations.
A European Commission official attending the AFB convention says the
As part of lowering tariffs, the
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