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Baker & McKenzie has launched the first international pro bono project to advise poorer countries on World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.The initiative is intended to help non-members and the WTO’s least- developed members to get the most out of its complex international trade and anti-dumping agreements.Bakers’ WTO practice group, which works out of the London, Geneva, Brussels and Washington DC offices, will also advise on customs duties, classification issues and public procurement.Bakers’ WTO group counsel and barrister in London, James Cameron said the firm will advise developing countries for free. But if Bakers is hired to take a developing country’s international trade dispute to court, it will charge what the government can afford to pay.

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