Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
new vice-chair, consultations to intensify on organisation of MC11
Raja, Geneva, 30 October 2017)
less than seven weeks to go for the eleventh Ministerial Conference
of the WTO, the Chair of the General Council, Ambassador Xavier Carim
of South Africa, is holding intensified consultations and meetings
on the organization of MC11 and the kind of outcome document members
would like to see coming out of MC11.
NO to Cotton-four, but China-India welcome proposal
Ravi Kanth, Geneva, 17 October 2017)
United States on Friday struck a body blow to the four poorest countries
(C-4) - Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Chad - in West Africa, rejecting
their demand for a decision on substantial cuts in cotton subsidies
by 70 per cent, at the upcoming World Trade Organization's eleventh
ministerial meeting (MC11) in Buenos Aires, trade envoys told SUNS.
urge WTO Members to abandon expansionist agenda
Raja, Geneva, 10 October 2017)
300 civil society organisations (CSOs) from more than 150 countries
have raised the alarm that some members of the World Trade Organisation
(WTO) are "pushing a dangerous and inappropriate new agenda"
in the run-up to the WTO's eleventh ministerial conference (MC11)
in Buenos Aires beginning on 10 December.
nations and LDCs reject new E-com work programme
Ravi Kanth, Geneva, 28 July 2017)
developing and least-developed countries on Wednesday (26 July) rejected
proposals from major developed countries and their allies in the developing
world for a new work program for electronic commerce for addressing
cross-cutting issues, trade envoys told SUNS.
and LDCs to pay heavy price for Hamburg declaration
Ravi Kanth, Hamburg, 11 July 2017)
leaders of the Group of 20 developed and developing countries along
with invited nations on Saturday unveiled a controversial declaration
of compromises for "shaping the interconnected world" for
which the developing and poorest countries will continue to pay a
demand fruitful outcome on S&DT at MC11
Ravi Kanth, Geneva, 7 July 2017)
large majority of developing and least-developed countries have demanded
a "fruitful outcome" at the World Trade Organization's eleventh
ministerial conference in Buenos Aires in December on 25 revised agreement-specific
proposals for strengthening special and differential flexibilities
for promoting "inclusive and sustainable industrialization."
must cover all DCs, not country-specific
Ravi Kanth, Geneva, 21 March 2017)
G33 farm coalition led by Indonesia has called for a permanent solution
for public stockholding programs to address the concerns of all developing
countries, instead of any one country-specific solution, at the World
Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting (MC11) in Buenos
Aires later this year, trade envoys told SUNS.
stress on public stockholding, SSM, S&D, development
Raja, Geneva, 27 February 2017)
developing countries stressed the importance of outcomes, amongst
others, on the issues of public stockholding for food security purposes
and on the Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM) at MC11 in Buenos Aires
later this year.
table proposal on fisheries subsidies disciplines
Raja, Geneva, 26 January 2017)
informal open-ended meeting of the WTO Negotiating Group on Rules
on Tuesday (24 January) held an initial discussion on a new submission
by the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), proposing some elements for
discussion on new disciplines on fisheries subsidies.
push for concrete outcomes at MC11 on agri domestic support
Ravi Kanth, Geneva, 23 January 2017)
the uncertainty and unpredictability induced by the new Trump administration's
unilateral demands in global trade, the least-developed countries
have raised the antennae for concrete outcomes for reducing trade-distorting
domestic support at the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial
meeting in Buenos Aires later this year.