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Critics: China's call for overhauling WTO ag commitments a distraction

January 5, 2017 at 4:09 PM
China's request for 34 World Trade Organization members to overhaul their agricultural domestic support commitments is not expected to gain footing in Geneva, as some observers assert that the move was designed to shift attention away from China's support for its own farmers, which the U.S. charges is in violation of WTO rules. The U.S. and China have long been deadlocked in the WTO agriculture negotiations with each side demanding the other reduce its level of agricultural support. The U.S...

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