LDCs issues at Bali – 10 January 2014 “The way forward after Bali: Challenges and opportunities for the LDCs”: A refreshing report of the IDEAS Centre’s session at the Bali Trade and Development Symposium (TDS) It was somehow risky to organise a session (which was held on the 5th of December) on the way
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For a PDF version of this story, please click here. Ministers formally signed off on their first multilateral trade deal in nearly two decades on Saturday morning in Bali, after several suspenseful days – and nights – of meetings that had often seemed too close to call. “Ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to say,
For a PDF version of this story, please click here. Ministerial negotiations on a “small package” of trade measures were teetering on the brink of collapse late on Thursday, as controversy over proposed reforms to the trade body’s rules on farm subsidies for food stockpiling pushed the talks late into the night. The burgeoning
For a PDF version of this story, please click here. India’s push to permanently protect its subsidised food stock purchases from WTO farm subsidy rules could “make or break” the trade body’s ninth ministerial conference in Bali, sources said on Wednesday. Facing intense domestic pressure to negotiate a permanent safe haven for the country’s
For a PDF version of this story, click here. The WTO’s Ninth Ministerial Conference kicked off in Indonesia on Tuesday afternoon, with trade ministers generally appearing ready to make one final push to advance the Bali package. Just a week ago in Geneva, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo had reported to members that – while their efforts
Trade ministers are arriving in the Indonesian island province of Bali for a conference whose final outcome is completely uncertain, after negotiators in Geneva declared an impasse last week. Whatever the result, observers say that the upcoming week of meetings is likely to have lasting ramifications for the future of the World Trade Organization.