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WTO Postpones Trade Deal by a Day After Last-minute Objection

Posted November 26, 2014

Under International Trade Issues

(Reuters)

The World Trade Organization postponed adoption of the first global trade reform in its 19-year history on Wednesday, delaying by a day after a last-minute objection from Argentina, diplomats said.

“It’s not a big drama,” WTO chief spokesman Keith Rockwell told reporters.

Diplomats said they expected the meeting to go ahead on Thursday and the reform package to be adopted. But, after repeated pitfalls, nobody could rule out the deal tripping up. Read more here.