Agriculture negotiations chair says progress on new draft text depends on WTO members

Progress in the agriculture negotiations depends on the willingness of WTO members to achieve it, the chair of the negotiations said at a meeting on 7-8 September. The informal meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session was the first opportunity for members to discuss a new draft negotiation text introduced by the chair on 29 July, with a view to facilitating consensus among members ahead of the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) on 30 November — 3 December.