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SUNS # 8586 Thursday 30 November 2017

Trade : No convergence on MC11 issues or outcome (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
An overwhelming majority of least developed and developing countries, including India and South Africa, on Tuesday (28 November) categorically rejected new issues to be addressed at the World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial meeting (MC11) beginning in Buenos Aires within the next ten days, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Trade : DG proposes "minister facilitators", chairs report on state of play (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo on Tuesday (28 November) proposed the appointment of some five "minister facilitators" covering agriculture, development, rules, e-commerce, issues under services and perhaps some other areas. The "minister facilitators", he said, will be working with the negotiating chairs at the eleventh WTO ministerial conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires.

Trade : MC11 e-com battlelines drawn across three camps (PRIV)
(Parminder Jeet Singh, New Delhi)
The battlelines on e-commerce at the WTO's Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC 11) at Buenos Aires are now drawn across three camps.

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