WTO summit ends without substantial deals after US criticism

The Washington Post, Dec 14, 2017
by Luis Andres Henao

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A World Trade Organization conference dampened from the start by criticism from the United States ended Wednesday without any substantial agreements.

The ministerial-level meeting that wrapped up in Argentina’s capital addressed trade issues involving food and agriculture, e-commerce, development and fisheries subsidies.

“Members did not manage to agree on final substantive agreements this time,” WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said at the closing ceremony.

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