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2006-04-25 13:21:38

PARIS (Reuters) - The United States must limit its subsidies on farm products, French Trade Minister Christine Lagarde said on Tuesday, after it became clear world trading partners would miss an end-April deadline for a key deal.

2006-01-20 05:56:44

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - The chief mediator in global farm talks says he is more optimistic as the World Trade Organization (WTO) prepares to resume negotiations on Monday, although he adds this may not be saying much.

2005-12-18 08:27:08

By Richard Waddington and William Schomberg HONG KONG (Reuters) - A draft plan to be put to World Trade Organization (WTO) states on Sunday set 2013 as the date for ending agricultural export subsidies after the European Union and major farm goods' exporters struck a compromise.

2005-12-18 07:00:03

By Richard Waddington and William Schomberg HONG KONG (Reuters) - A draft plan to be put to World Trade Organization (WTO) states on Sunday set 2013 as the date for ending agricultural export subsidies after the European Union and major farm goods' exporters struck a compromise.

2005-12-18 03:59:16

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A draft deal put to World Trade Organization (WTO) states on Sunday calls for a progressive end to agricultural export subsidies by 2013 and goes some way toward meeting demands of its poorest states for favourable treatment.

2005-12-18 03:26:00

HONG KONG (Reuters) - World Trade Organization (WTO) member countries agreed in a draft declaration on Sunday to end farm export subsidies progressively by 2013, potentially removing one obstacle to a full trade deal next year.

2005-12-17 21:59:08

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A World Trade Organization (WTO) deal on ending farm export subsidies hit a snag at the last minute on Sunday because Brazil would not agree to a cut-off date of 2013 offered by the European Union, diplomats said.

2005-12-16 03:05:33

By William Schomberg and Sophie Walker HONG KONG (Reuters) - World trade talks plunged into disarray on Friday as rich nations exchanged accusations over their long-protected farm markets and struggled even to agree on a package of measures to help the world's poorest.

2005-12-15 06:52:50

By William Schomberg and John Ruwitch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Developing nations cranked up pressure on the rich to open their long-protected markets as world trade talks floundered on Thursday, while the United States and Europe blamed each other for the deadlock.

2005-12-14 19:25:35

By Sophie Walker and Doug Palmer HONG KONG (Reuters) - Trade ministers from nearly 150 countries will try to break a deadlock in troubled global talks on Thursday, amid U.S. and European sniping over farm subsidies, food aid and measures to help the world's poorest.


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