DG Azevêdo: Huge amount of work ahead to deliver outcomes at MC11

23 Feb 2017


At a meeting of all WTO members held on 23 February to discuss the organization’s work, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo reported on a range of consultations that have taken place so far in 2017, concluding that while engagement is strong in many areas “we still have a long way to go, and a huge amount of work ahead if we are to arrive at concrete outcomes” for the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference to be held in Buenos Aires in December. He reported on his recent consultations on a variety of issues, covering: services, development, fisheries, e-commerce and agriculture, as well as recent bilateral visits to Senegal, France and India.

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