Heads of Delegations September meeting

Today, DG Roberto Azevêdo convened a meeting of all WTO members in Geneva to report on the current state of play in negotiations on the remaining issues of the Doha Development Agenda. Members are working towards delivering negotiated outcomes at the WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference which will be held in Nairobi from 15-18 December this year. DG Azevêdo reported in detail to members on a range of discussions which he had had with different members, and groups of members, over recent weeks.

The potential emerging deliverables for Nairobi to which the DG referred could include LDC and development outcomes, outcomes on export competition in agriculture, and a number of provisions to improve transparency in several issues being negotiated.

Negotiations will continue in the coming weeks through the formal negotiating groups.