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Call for Pacific nations to reject WTO agenda
2 December 1999
Pacific nations have been urged to reject the outcomes from this week's World Trade Organisation meeting in Seattle.
The Pacific Concerns Resource Centre in Fiji says before a new round of proposals is adopted, there needs to be a review of the impact of the WTO rules, so far.
Spokesman Fei Tevi says the benefits of globalistion have bypassed most countries, with about 1 point 6 billion people worse off than they were 15 years ago.
Mr Tevi says developing countries are forced to remove tariffs, but European nations and the US continue to subsidise agricultural products and then dump them in southern markets.
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