WTO agriculture negotiators must step up engagement for MC12, says Chair

The Chair of the WTO agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Gloria Abraham Peralta (Costa Rica), has told trade officials that the consultations she has held with small groups of members have been constructive but that negotiators must step up their engagement with one another ahead of the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) at the end of November. “I have been encouraged by the level of engagement by members,” she said at a meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in Special Session on 14-15 October.