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Forest activists celebrate collapse of WTO and EU-Mercosur negotiations in Argentina

15 Dec, 2017

15 Dec, Buenos Aires: The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) [1] celebrated the failure of two key trade negotiations, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, to reach a successful conclusion during negotiations in Argentina [2]. Both were projected to have detrimental impacts on forests, food sovereignty, and rights of local communities, issues that GFC defends. The WTO collapsed because of disagreements between the US and developing country’s like India, China, Brazil and others over public food stockholding …

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