July 21, 2023

Chair praises “more concrete” farm trade talks as members explore ways forward

At agriculture negotiating meetings open to all WTO members on 17-18 July, the Chair — Ambassador Alparslan Acarsoy of Türkiye — praised the more concrete discussions among members on possible ways forward in the run-up to the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in February 2024. He highlighted that MC13 is an important milestone in the negotiating process. “It should deliver on the MC12 commitment of trade ministers to take ‘concrete steps’ to facilitate trade and improve the functioning and long-term resilience of global markets for food and agriculture,” he said.

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