Agriculture negotiations chair introduces revised text ahead of MC12

The chair of the WTO’s agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), circulated a revised negotiation text on 23 November in the run-up to the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), which will take place from 30 November to 3 December. The chair said the updated text constitutes her attempt to present “a balanced and realistic package that could garner the support of all members for an outcome which all may be able to accept”. “If members can continue to demonstrate commitment, goodwill and flexibility, a successful Ministerial Conference is within reach,” she said.