EU and US revive hopes of green goods trade deal

Proposal to lift trade barriers for 43 types of products will be discussed at a ministerial meeting in Bali

The EU and US have revived hopes of a deal to liberalise trade in environmental goods and services as part of the Doha round of trade talks, which was launched in 2001.

On Friday the two trade giants announced a proposal to lift trade barriers for "at least" 43 types of goods in a list drawn up by the World bank, including solar panels and wind turbines. World trade organisation (WTO) members would also make strong commitments to liberalise trade in a much broader range of products.

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