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Food importers resist deal

(Wednesday, July 7, 2004 -- CropChoice news) -- Washington Post, 07/06/04: Ten food-importing nations said they won't accept a World Trade Organization deal on liberalizing trade in agriculture unless it preserves high import tariffs. The so-called Group of 10 said it cannot commit to cutting all import tariffs by as much as other nations would like because it would devastate its farming communities. The nations -- WTO members that consume more food than they produce -- are Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Bulgaria, Iceland, Israel, Mauritius, Norway, Taiwan and Liechtenstein.

Compiled from reports by the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Dow Jones News Service and Washington Post staff writers.