The World Trade Organization concluded hard-won deals Friday on fishing subsidies, food insecurity and Covid-19 vaccines in a landmark bundle of agreements secured through hectic round-the-clock talks. The AFP news agency reports that the talks at the global trade body’s Geneva headquarters began on Sunday and were due to wrap up on Wednesday but instead the WTO’s 164 members went straight through on into Friday, finally concluding at around 3 am GMT. With ministers struggling to conclude agreements on each topic separately, countries began making trade-offs in a bid to get several measures through in a grand bargain and the fisheries deal was the last one to get over the line. To read more about this story visit the Future Media website.
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