GENEVA — Seven developing countries petition the World Trade Organization (WTO) for an extension on implementing a pact that those nations say could pose a threat to their automotive industries. The Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMS) accord is part of a package signed by WTO member states in 1993 and went into effect in 1995. Less industrialized countries, however, were given until Jan. 1 of this year to comply with the deal. This was not enough time to implement the automotive ...

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