There is only one year to go until the next WTO ministerial conference in the United Arab Emirates and the new chair of the agriculture pillar of MC13 has plenty on his hands to work with.
WTO food & agriculture
A major roadblock to progress at the next WTO ministerial meeting has been overcome with the appointment of chairs to oversee the negotiating groups on fisheries and agriculture. The WTO announced on Friday (27 January) that Einar Gunnarsson, ambassador of Iceland, had been appointed as the new chair of the …
Below, a selection of updates on what’s happening in and around Geneva as WTO activity hums along.
From experimenting with new negotiating formats to thinking ‘outside the box’ in agriculture subsidy matters, Geneva is buzzing with new ideas on trying to break some long-standing negotiating deadlocks.
Welcome back to our WTO Corner column! WTO members have begun follow-up work on some of the commitments set out in the so-called ‘Geneva package’ agreed at MC12 back in June. By Chris Horseman and Iana Dreyer.