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SUNS # 8597 Friday 15 December 2017

Trade : MC11 fails, and ends in disarray (PRIV)
(Chakravarthi Raghavan, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) has ended in complete failure and some disarray.

Trade : US blocks outcomes, collapsing MC11 like house of cards (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Buenos Aires)
The World Trade Organization's eleventh ministerial conference (MC11) collapsed here on Wednesday like a house of cards, after the United States single handedly blocked outcomes on mandated decisions and the draft ministerial declaration, several trade ministers told SUNS.

Trade : North and its allies in South opt for plurilaterals on E-com and MSMEs (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Buenos Aires)
The major developed countries and their allies in the developing world resorted to a plurilateral initiative on electronic commerce on Wednesday (13 December) at the Buenos Aires ministerial meeting after failing to secure multilateral consensus for establishing a working party on electronic commerce, several trade ministers told SUNS.

Trade : CSOs disappointed over MC11 failure to deliver on PSH, development (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
A global network of civil society organisations (CSOs) has expressed deep disappointment over the failure of the eleventh WTO ministerial conference (MC11) to bring about outcomes amongst others on a permanent solution for public stockholding programs for food security, a workable Special Safeguard Mechanism (SSM), and on addressing WTO constraints to development.

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