WTO considers next move

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.

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