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MC13: Abu Dhabi

Former WTO official: MC13 poised for failure on key fronts

February 6, 2024 at 3:30 PM
If World Trade Organization negotiations continue as they have, ministers are likely to leave the 13th ministerial conference without deals in many top-priority areas including fisheries subsidies, agriculture, the e-commerce moratorium and dispute settlement reform, a former longtime WTO official argued this week. MC13 is set to begin Feb. 26 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and Keith Rockwell, the former WTO spokesman who now works as a Hinrich Foundation senior research fellow, is not optimistic that trade ministers will...


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