November 8, 2017

Members’ views diverge on prospect of short-term outcome on domestic regulation

At a meeting of the Working Party on Domestic Regulation on 7-8 November, WTO members expressed divergent views on whether an outcome on domestic regulation in services (under the General Agreement on Trade in Services) can be achieved by the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) on the basis of existing proposals. The Chair, Ms Katarzyna Stecz, concluded she does not see scope for preparing a Chair’s negotiating text, under her responsibility, on the basis of the views heard, if such a text is meant to lead towards a consensus outcome in the coming weeks.

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