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Africa's Dilemma Over New European Trade Relations

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006

NAIROBI, Kenya -- The collapse of the World Trade Organization talks in the past month has presented Africa with a double predicament.

On the one hand are the lost trade opportunities following the collapse of the WTO's Doha Round. If the talks had succeeded in favor of Africa's position, the continent would have gained better market access to the European, U.S. and Japanese economies. The continent also sought to successfully negotiate for the elimination of agriculture production and export subsidies that make produce from developed countries cheaper than Africa's in the world market. ...

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