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03 September 2009 

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WTO Talks

  

Ministers from 149 member-nations of the World Trade Organization meet in Hong Kong December 13-18 in an effort to settle a range of questions before agreement can be reached on the WTO's so-called Doha Development Agenda. Organizers are limiting their expectations because negotiations on several key areas have failed to produce results.
  

  

Many critics say latest agreement falls far short of fulfilling trade goals aimed at helping developing countries