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EC Urged to Define

Trade Reform GoalsThe European Community needs to get serious about seeking solutions to an increasingly chaotic condition in global agricultural trade, says Agriculture Secretary Richard E. Lyng.

But the EC is unwilling to even define a long-term goal in the reform of the rules of international trade, Mr. Lyng said. They term our proposal to eventually eliminate trade-distorting subsidies as 'unrealistic' or 'too far, too fast.' Yet, they have not stated what alternative they will accept.

Bowater, Abitibi Plan

Venezuelan Mill

DARIEN, Conn. - Bowater Inc., of Darien, Conn., and Abitibi-Price Inc., of Toronto, will be technical partners in a project to build and operate a world- class newsprint mill on the Orinoco River in the Guayana region of Venezuela.

Bowater and Abitibi will be minority shareholders in a new company to be owned as well by Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana and Fondo de Inversiones de Venezuela.

US, Soviet Officials

Sign Publishing Accord

BOSTON - For two rubles, Soviet personal computer users soon will be able to access information probably beyond the capabilities of their present systems.

In the first joint publishing venture between the United States and Soviet Union, officials of International Data Group Communications Inc. and Radio I Sviaz Publishers signed an agreement to publish a Russian-language edition of a major personal computing magazine.

About 50,000 copies of PC World USSR will hit Soviet bookstores and newsstands in late June. Story, 4B.