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The 12th ministerial

Okonjo-Iweala, WTO members tout MC12 success; package gets mixed reviews from business, civil society

June 17, 2022 at 12:09 PM
GENEVA -- Hailing the package of outcomes agreed at the World Trade Organization’s 12th ministerial conference as historic, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and WTO members have touted its breadth and systemic importance for the organization, though the reaction from business and civil society groups has been mixed. The package, agreed to early on Friday after days of long negotiations, includes agreements on fisheries subsidies, food security, a World Food Programme exemption, pandemic response, the IP waiver, e-commerce moratorium and WTO reform...

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