Minister McClay expects tough talks on agriculture at next week's WTO forum

Minister McClay expects tough talks on agriculture at next week's WTO forum
Trade minister Todd McClay says the WTO allows small countries such as NZ to go head-to-head with larger nations. (Image: NZME)
Greg Hurrell
Trade minister Todd McClay is hoping to make at least a small dent in the world’s annual $851 billion of agricultural subsidies when he heads to next week’s World Trade Organisation meeting in Abu Dhabi.McClay will be a vice-chair at the organisation’s 13th ministerial conference from Feb 26 to Feb 29, along with ministers from Cameroon and Panama, and will be chairing the all-important agricultural sessions. The minister will also be chairing sessions on renewing a moratorium on cross-border tariffs for e-commerce.The wh...

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