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UK plans to cut tariffs on U.S. agricultural imports

“Agriculture was expected to be among the thorniest issues in the talks, given strong British opposition to U.S. genetically modified crops and antibacterial treatments for poultry.”

[Reuters]

WTO Director-General announces he will step down on 31 August

“He said that bringing forward his departure would allow members to select his successor in the coming months, without diverting political energy and attention from preparations for the Twelfth Ministerial Conference, which is set to be held in 2021.”

[WTO]

Turkey imposes additional import tariffs on more than 800 items

“The additional tariffs will be applied on some items used in the construction sector, some steel and iron products, spare parts used in the automotive sector and televisions, as well as a wide range of other goods.”

[Financial Post]

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