November 7, 2023

WTO members address trade and development dimension of cotton, potential MC13 outcome

The trade and development dimension of cotton was at the heart of a series of meetings among WTO members on 7 November. Discussions also took place regarding the WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) taking place next February, with the Cotton-4 countries (C-4, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) along with Côte d’Ivoire announcing plans to put forward a proposal for an MC13 decision on cotton. Participants also received cotton market updates, reflected on World Cotton Day 2023, and reviewed progress on the WTO-FIFA Memorandum of Understanding regarding cotton.

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