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Industrial Goods Negotiators Do Not Find Consensus on Post-Bali Agenda

Posted September 30, 2014

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(WTO)

The chairman of the negotiating group on market access for non-agricultural products (NAMA), Ambassador Remigi Winzap of Switzerland, said at the conclusion of an informal meeting held on 22 September that he will report to the chairman of the Trade Negotiations Committee that there is no consensus for continuing work on the negotiations or on the establishment of a work programme for a post-Bali agenda. […]

The United States, Japan, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Canada and Switzerland held the view that work cannot continue because trust has been broken due to the failure to adopt the Trade Facilitation Agreement by 31 July, as was agreed at the Ministerial Conference in Bali last year. Read more here.