WTO Nairobi meet: Updates on the 10th Ministerial Conference

Talks start on WTO meeting outcomes


Experts say removing export subsidies by 2023 is likely to worsen sugar sector crisis.

  1. India began its inter-ministerial consultations on the implications of the decisions taken at the last month’s WTO ministerial conference at Nairobi.
  2. The discussions revolved around the kind of support (subsidies) that will not be possible for the farm sector in years ahead and how India should respond to that.
  3. The outcomes of the WTO’s Nairobi meet include ministerial decisions on agriculture covering a SSM for developing countries (to counter import surges of farm items) and public stockholding.
  4. It also includes a commitment to abolish export subsidies for farm exports and measures related to cotton.

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