WTO negotiators approve trade agreement

World Trade Organisation negotiators today officially approved a trade agreement that eliminates farm export subsidies by 2013 and makes modest cuts in other trade barriers.

World Trade Organisation negotiators today officially approved a trade agreement that eliminates farm export subsidies by 2013 and makes modest cuts in other trade barriers.

They left many contentious issues for future negotiations.

All 149 member nations and territories of the WTO, from tiny Sierra Leone to the 25-nation European Union, endorsed the agreement after six days of talks that sometimes appeared on the verge of collapse.

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