Daily Archive: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bridges Daily Update #4 | “Peace Clause” Controversy Pushes Bali Deal Into Eleventh Hour

For a PDF version of this story, please click here. Ministerial negotiations on a “small package” of trade measures were teetering on the brink of collapse late on Thursday, as controversy over proposed reforms to the trade body’s rules on farm subsidies for food stockpiling pushed the talks late into the night. The burgeoning

Bridges Daily Update #3 | Food Stock Subsidies to “Make or Break” Bali Trade Talks

For a PDF version of this story, please click here. India’s push to permanently protect its subsidised food stock purchases from WTO farm subsidy rules could “make or break” the trade body’s ninth ministerial conference in Bali, sources said on Wednesday. Facing intense domestic pressure to negotiate a permanent safe haven for the country’s