Time for choice on farm subsidies

Following a failure to agree on agricultural trade reforms at the last G8 summit, the United States is putting renewed pressure on Brussels to jump-start the stalled Doha trade round negotiations, just two months ahead of a major World Trade Organisa

15th October, 2005

Following a failure to agree on agricultural trade reforms at the last G8 summit, the United States is putting renewed pressure on Brussels to jump-start the stalled Doha trade round negotiations, just two months ahead of a major World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference.

The US trade representative, Rob Portman, has announced his intention to cut backUS farm subsidies by 60-70 per cent within the next five years. In addition, Portman reiterated the US commitment...

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