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Divides run deep as ministers arrive at Nairobi WTO meet

Published on December 15, 2015

Trade ministers are arriving in Nairobi, Kenya to begin their latest biennial conference, set to be held from 15-18 December. Whether the WTO meet will indeed be able to yield substantive outcomes is, at this stage, anybody’s guess, given the deep divides that remained across the membership at the end of preparations in Geneva.

Members have spent the past several months negotiating the terms of a possible package of deliverables to present at the meeting, which marks the WTO’s Tenth Ministerial Conference, as well as language that will set the direction of the organisation’s future work. Read more. Source| Bridges | ICTSD