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Cairns Group proposes WTO members halve domestic ag support by 2030

January 27, 2020 at 8:30 AM
A group of major exporters of agricultural goods wants to cut allotments for domestic support of agriculture in half over the next 10 years, according to a World Trade Organization proposal published last week. The “Cairns Group” represents 19 agricultural exporters keen to secure a deal on agriculture at the WTO’s next ministerial in June. The group contains both developed and developing countries including Canada, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand and Peru. WTO rules allow developed countries to subsidize up...

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