At the current meeting of the World Trade Organization, the top US trade representative has launched a broadside at the trade body's 164 members, saying they seek litigation instead of negotiations to obtain advantages.
Representatives of the 164 WTO member countries are in Buenos Aires for their biennial meeting.
The odds of a breakthrough look grim against the backdrop of Donald Trump's 'America First' policy and discord over China.
Argentina has blocked entry to anti-globalization activists ahead of its hosting of a key World Trade Organization meeting.
The WTO agenda includes ways to stem over-fishing and safeguards for online trading.
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