13 December 1999
WTO considers next move
THE governing general council of the World Trade Organisation will consider its next step at a special session in Geneva this week.
This follows the failure of this months ministerial meeting in Seattle to launch a new round of trade liberalisation talks.
Negotiations on agriculture – already mandated – are in January, but have no timetable or agenda.
Mike Moore, WTO director-general, hopes to reconvene the Seattle meeting as soon as possible.
- WTO agreement will have to wait, FWi, 06 December, 1999
- Agriculture at centre of threat to WTO talks, FWi, 26 November, 1999
- WTO talks could be catastrophe, FWi, 25 November, 1999
- Financial Times 13/12/99 page 42 (FT Guide to the Week)