In Near Term, WTO Negotiations To Be Piecemeal

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 7:24 PM EST) -- Though the World Trade Organization's head has described a recent agreement on a package of trade concessions as a starting point for future WTO-wide trade negotiations, the body's members are likely in the short term to pursue agreements that affect only certain sectors or include only some countries, attorneys say.

With the dust settling after the WTO's ninth ministerial conference — which was held in Bali, Indonesia, in December and resulted in the first WTO-wide agreement since the body's creation in 1995 — the organization and...
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