Latest Subsidies Stories

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.

2005-10-17 12:43:46

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush is expected to urge the European Union to help rescue world trade talks by offering deeper cuts in farm tariffs when he meets with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the White House on Tuesday, a U.S. official said.

2005-10-10 13:56:44

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.

2005-10-09 18:20:44

By Sophie Walker and Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is prepared to cut its most trade-distorting farm subsidies by 60 percent in the next five years and eventually eliminate them but wants deeper cuts by the European Union and Japan, U.S.

2005-10-09 16:52:01

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United States Trade Representative Rob Portman said on Sunday the U.S. was prepared to cut trade distorting farm subsidies by 60 percent over the next five years.

2005-09-21 13:12:33

By Doug Palmer and Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will demand other countries make steep cuts in their farm subsidies and tariffs before considering any change to its own programs, the chief U.S.

2005-09-14 17:23:18

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union pledged on Tuesday to resolve agricultural differences blocking a new world trade deal, but said other countries such as India and Brazil must also do their part.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]