Progress in agriculture talks in “immediate future” is crucial, chair tells negotiators

At meetings open to all WTO members on 3-4 May, the chair of the agriculture negotiations — Alparslan Acarsoy of Türkiye — urged participants to accelerate their efforts to find common ground ahead of the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13), which is due to take place in Abu Dhabi in February 2024. “Making progress in the immediate future is crucial if we want to reach an outcome at MC13,” the chair said at a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session.