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G20 trade ministers call for WTO reforms: Rules, dispute settlement, subsidies

October 12, 2021 at 6:20 PM
Trade ministers from G20 countries on Tuesday called for reforms to the World Trade Organization’s three functions -- negotiations on rules, dispute settlement and transparency -- but did not break new ground on any of the controversial issues seen as jeopardizing the prospects for success at the WTO’s 12th ministerial conference, set to begin on Nov. 30. WTO members are working toward outcomes on three main items: fisheries subsidies, trade and health and agriculture. A statement issued after a G20...

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