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SUNS # 8511 Thursday 27 July 2017

Trade : DG pulled up for flouting mandates, WTO and Rules (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization Director-General, Roberto Azevedo, was taken to task on Tuesday (25 July) by developing countries for flouting the mandates of the Doha Work Program and for adopting questionable procedures and practices, such as Heads of Delegations (HoD) meetings, in his efforts to advance new issues by the backdoor, several trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : South call for credible results, including on PSH & SSM at MC11 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The developing countries, individually and along with their coalitions on Tuesday called for credible results based on the Doha work program, including the permanent solution for public stockholding programs for food security, at the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires in December, trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : Chairs of WTO Doha bodies report on key issues at TNC (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
After an hiatus of almost two years, an informal meeting of the WTO Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) was finally held on Tuesday, at which the chairs of the various negotiating bodies under the Doha Work Programme reported on their recent consultations on the key issues in the run-up to the eleventh ministerial conference in Buenos Aires this December.

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