WTO Chief Urges Trade Concession Deal As Summit Nears

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 2:29 PM EST) -- World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevedo on Monday continued his "intensive consultations" with negotiators as they scramble to reach agreement on a package of concessions on trade facilitation, agriculture and development issues before the WTO convenes its ministerial conference in December in Bali, Indonesia.

The organization issued a statement saying that Azevedo had been meeting with negotiators over the weekend with the hope of delivering positive news on the talks in his Nov. 21 address to the WTO General Council, the body's final meeting before the...
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