11 November 1998
Agriculture on the agenda at EU-Mexico talks

AGRICULTURE is expected to be a major bone of contention in the European Unions negotiations with Mexico over a free trade deal which have just begun.

Mexican farmers worry that European subsidies will put domestic producers at a disadvantage. European farmers are also concerned about cheap imports from Mexico.

Bargaining over farm products does not start until next year.

  • Financial Times 11/11/98 page 6 (News Digest)