World Trade Organization

Another setback for WTO

As feared, the Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 10-13, 2017 ended in failure. It failed to even produce the customary ministerial declaration reiterating the centrality of the global trading system and the importance of trade as a driver of development.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

WTO recognises need for duty benefits for graduating LDCs

Bangladesh and other graduating least-developed countries (LDCs) might not have received a clear-cut extension of the current duty-free trade benefit at the ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that concluded today (June 17, 2022), but their demand was recognised at the declaration.

January 8, 2018
January 8, 2018

Another setback for WTO

As feared, the Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 10-13, 2017 ended in failure. It failed to even produce the customary ministerial declaration reiterating the centrality of the global trading system and the importance of trade as a driver of development.