For articles on specific areas of negotiations, such as e.g. fisheries or digital trade, please see those theme pages.

General News and Articles on the WTO Negotiations

Several WTO members oppose hybrid negotiating sessions at MC12, by D. Ravi Kanth. (1 April 2021)

Updated TWN Briefing paper on International negotiations by virtual means in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. (24 March 2021)

WTO DG creates new unit to deliver results at MC12, by D. Ravi Kanth. (15 March 2021)

Proponents fail to respond to challenge over legal status of JSIs, by D. Ravi Kanth. (4 March 2021)

New WTO DG delivers "divisive" trade agenda at GC meeting, by D. Ravi Kanth. (2 March 2021)

JSIs will erode WTO's multilateral rules-based architecture, by D. Ravi Kanth. (24 February 2021)

New WTO Director-General leans towards Northern trade agenda, by D. Ravi Kanth. (17 February 2021)

GC chair to finalize process on appointment of Okonjo-Iweala as DG, by D. Ravi Kanth. (9 February 2021)

Strong support for India's "development-oriented" policy initiatives. (12 January 2021)

COVID-19: A roadmap for more inclusive trade and economic development, by Kanaga Raja. (23 November 2020)

Biden to pursue trade & labour and trade & environment issues, by D. Ravi Kanth. (18 November 2020)

Recovering Better from COVID-19 Will Need a Rethink of Multilateralism, by Richard Kozul-Wright. (10 November 2020)

US veto throws WTO DG selection process into uncharted waters, by D. Ravi Kanth. (30 October 2020)

US and other developed countries block WTO's annual budget, by D. Ravi Kanth. (19 October 2020)

South pushes back against Riyadh initiative to reform WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (24 September 2020)

COVID-19: UNCTAD's blueprint on "structurally transforming" economies, by D. Ravi Kanth. (1 September 2020)

US seeks termination of China's developing country status at WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (13 August 2020)

Outgoing WTO DG highlights achievements and challenges, by D. Ravi Kanth. (27 July 2020)

South rebuffs attempts to create new rules at WTO amid COVID-19, by D. Ravi Kanth. (24 July 2020)

Race for post of WTO DG gets underway on 15 July, by D. Ravi Kanth. (20 July 2020)

COVID-19: EU calls for eliminating tariffs on pharma & medical goods, by D. Ravi Kanth. (25 June 2020)

US signals intention to fundamentally change the WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (19 June 2020)

COVID-19: Global trade in goods set to fall further by 27%, by Kanaga Raja. (13 June 2020)

WTO to commence regular meetings from 15 June, by D. Ravi Kanth. (12 June 2020)

United Nations: Strengthening South-South cooperation to combat COVID-19, by Kanaga Raja. (9 June 2020)

TWN Briefing paper on 'International negotiations by virtual means in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic'. (5 June 2020)

WTO to gradually resume meetings at its premises as of 15 June, by D. Ravi Kanth. (5 June 2020)

South sets out developmental priorities in face of COVID-19, by D. Ravi Kanth. (4 June 2020)

Sharp concerns over attempts to rush through DG selection process, by D. Ravi Kanth. (26 May 2020)

COVID-19 straw breaks free trade camel's back, by IPS/Jomo Kwame Sundaram. (21 May 2020)

COVID-19: South opposes attempts to foist trade liberalization measures, by D. Ravi Kanth. (20 May 2020)

A witch's brew at the WTO, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (19 May 2020)

WTO expected to witness a fierce selection process for next DG, by D. Ravi Kanth. (19 May 2020)

WTO DG to relinquish office before end of his term, by D. Ravi Kanth. (15 May 2020)

Riyadh initiative proposes "one-size-fits-all" approach to WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (27 April 2020)

COVID-19: Trade policy choices during and after pandemic, by Ranja Sengupta. (22 April 2020)

COVID-19: From bats to another mammal to humans, now deadly pandemic, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (22 April 2020)

WTO DDG calls for "WTO structural reform" post-COVID-19, by D. Ravi Kanth. (22 April 2020)

Attempts for "virtual" talks, decisions amid COVID-19 rejected, by D. Ravi Kanth. (21 April 2020)

Opposition at WTO to taking decisions via virtual meetings, by D. Ravi Kanth. (20 April 2020)

CSOs call for halt to WTO negotiations during COVID-19 crisis, by Kanaga Raja. (20 April 2020)

Economic liberalisation and its faults, by K.M. Gopakumar & Ranja Sengupta. (15 April 2020)

UN: South needs $2.5 trillion support package to deal with COVID-19, by Kanaga Raja. (14 April 2020)

G20 fails to arrive at concrete developmental package for South, by D. Ravi Kanth. (1 April 2020)

MC12 in Kazakhstan no longer "feasible" due to coronavirus, by D. Ravi Kanth. (16 March 2020)

South demands safeguarding of MTS, restoration of AB at MC12, by D. Ravi Kanth. (5 March 2020)

Developing countries facing systemic crisis at the WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (3 March 2020)

UK notifies WTO of withdrawal from EU and its implications, by Kanaga Raja. (19 February 2020)

Azevedo indirectly endorses coercive US trade policies, by D. Ravi Kanth. (18 February 2020)

US creates "new normal" on use of funds for AB members, by D. Ravi Kanth. (29 November 2019)

Azevedo faces existential crisis over WTO budget, AB impasse, by D. Ravi Kanth. (26 November 2019)

US blocks revised WTO budget proposal for 2020-2021, by D. Ravi Kanth. (18 November 2019)

Concerns over local content, localisation measures under TRIMs, by Kanaga Raja. (15 November 2019)

Looking back on the 1999 protests in Seattle, by Don McIntosh. (nwLaborPress.org, 15 November 2019)

South countries call for "policy space" in proposed WTO reforms, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 November 2019)

Major North countries bringing about state of exception at WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 November 2019)

WTO mired in "full-blown" crisis over US attacks on S&DT & AB, by D. Ravi Kanth. (17 October 2019)

E-com duties moratorium "asymmetrical" for South, by D. Ravi Kanth. (3 October 2019)

United Nations: Global Green New Deal needed to deliver on 2030 Agenda, by Kanaga Raja. (30 September 2019)

JSI members seek market access outcomes in e-com pluri-talks, by D. Ravi Kanth. (25 September 2019)

A revised text covering 'all business enterprises' will be the basis for negotiating a UN treaty on business and human rights, by Kinda Mohamadieh. (25 September 2019)

China to host informal ministerial in November, by D. Ravi Kanth. (19 September 2019)

Mere exchange of ideas in fisheries talks in absence of a chair, by D. Ravi Kanth. (18 September 2019)

US and China choreograph tariff moves ahead of trade talks, by D. Ravi Kanth. (18 September 2019)

US claims "conceptual" accord reached in trade war with China, by D. Ravi Kanth. (18 September 2019)

WTO Members remain divided over new chair for fisheries talks, by D. Ravi Kanth. (12 September 2019)

Trump severely criticised for escalating trade war with China, by D. Ravi Kanth. (12 September 2019)

US has more to lose if Trump pulls it out of WTO, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (16 August 2019)

US to delay imposing additional tariffs on Chinese goods, by D. Ravi Kanth. (16 August 2019)

Pluri-accord on e-com could reinforce lawlessness in digital trade, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 August 2019)

China has upper hand after being labelled currency manipulator, by D. Ravi Kanth. (9 August 2019)

South Coalesces Around An Inclusive Approach to Transparency, by D. Ravi Kanth. (29 July 2019)

South Rallies Around Proposals to Advance Developmental Agenda, by D. Ravi Kanth. (29 July 2019)

Reform process a serious test for the WTO, says DG, by Kanaga Raja. (25 July 2019)

South challenges US and allies' narrative on WTO "reforms", by D. Ravi Kanth. (25 July 2019)

Trump has "personal interest" in differentiation, says US envoy, by D. Ravi Kanth. (25 July 2019)

South proposes strengthening WTO to promote development, by D. Ravi Kanth. (16 July 2019)

Big Tech's control of consumer data raises concerns, by Kanaga Raja. (16 July 2019)

US launches probe into France's proposed digital services tax, by D. Ravi Kanth. (15 July 2019)

US countered on transparency requirement by key developing countries, by D. Ravi Kanth. (15 July 2019)

Rules Chair clarifies on status of fisheries texts by facilitators, by D. Ravi Kanth. (15 July 2019)

Digital transformation aid must not be conditioned on new e-com rules, by Kinda Mohamadieh. (15 July 2019)

Press release: Sustainable development needs fundamental governance changes. (9 July 2019)

E-com rules promoted in name of women's economic empowerment, by Kinda Mohamadieh. (9 July 2019)

Reclaiming development in the WTO, by Kanaga Raja. (9 July 2019)

South faces defining moment on "development-friendly" WTO reforms, by D. Ravi Kanth. (5 July 2019)

UN: From Development to Differentiation: Just how much has the world changed?. (5 July 2019)

"Time to ignite all engines" for economic growth, says BIS, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (4 July 2019)

Three informal consultations held on business and human rights draft treaty, by Kinda Mohamadieh. (4 July 2019)

A legally binding instrument on business and human rights to advance accountability and access to justice, by Kinda Mohamadieh. (3 July 2019)

South propose inclusive approach to WTO transparency, notifications, by D. Ravi Kanth. (3 July 2019)

South countries reject "Osaka Track" legitimising e-com pluri-talks, by D. Ravi Kanth. (3 July 2019)

Concerns over US push to bring TPP rules into digital trade deal, by D. Ravi Kanth. (2 July 2019)

Opportunities and risks from Big Tech's entry into finance, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (1 July 2019)

Azevedo, as TNC chair, extends support for plurilateral initiatives, by D. Ravi Kanth. (1 July 2019)

South countries establish "common platform" on WTO reform, by D. Ravi Kanth. (1 July 2019)

China to host retreat on pursuing "development" via WTO reform, by D. Ravi Kanth. (18 June 2019)

UN: Revised business and human rights draft treaty text expected end June, by Kinda Mohamadieh. (17 June 2019)

United Nations: Global FDI flows fall for third consecutive year, by Kanaga Raja. (17 June 2019)

China will oppose attempts to suppress its development, says envoy, by D. Ravi Kanth. (17 June 2019)

War of attrition on e-com duty-free talks?, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 June 2019)

G20 fail to resolve differences over WTO reform, digital trade, by D. Ravi Kanth. (13 June 2019)

Moratorium on e-com duties will negatively impact South, by Kanaga Raja. (12 June 2019)

Attempts to push "digital free flow" at G20 to test resolve of South, by D. Ravi Kanth. (10 June 2019)

China lambasts US at WTO over Huawei ban, by Kanaga Raja. (10 June 2019)

US shoring up alliance with EU, Japan in trade war with China, by D. Ravi Kanth. (10 June 2019)

South reject moves to curtail policy space to pursue industrialisation, by D. Ravi Kanth. (29 May 2019)

US intensifies trade war with China on ICT front, by D. Ravi Kanth. (23 May 2019)

China tables comprehensive proposal on WTO reform, by Kanaga Raja. (17 May 2019)

Government Procurement Liberalisation Contradicts South Gender-Just Trade Policy, by Ranja Sengupta. (17 May 2019)

China to stand firm against the US in protecting its policy space, by D. Ravi Kanth. (16 May 2019)

Delhi meet calls for strengthening WTO-MTS, promoting development, by D. Ravi Kanth. (16 May 2019)

South must put forward its own WTO reform agenda, says Davies, by D. Ravi Kanth. (15 May 2019)

China unlikely to yield to US demands in bilateral talks, by D. Ravi Kanth. (9 May 2019)

South denounce efforts to hijack Doha talks on e-com, agriculture, by D. Ravi Kanth. (9 May 2019)

"Digital trade" war underway in e-com pluri-talks at WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (6 May 2019)

Development: A new multilateralism for a global green new deal, by Kanaga Raja. (30 April 2019)

China to push back on e-com demands by US and allies in pluri-talks, by D. Ravi Kanth. (30 April 2019)

United Nations: Diversification crucial to reduce risks in commodity sector, by Kanaga Raja. (29 April 2019)

EU, Australia table draft MC12 statement on domestic regulation, by D. Ravi Kanth. (25 April 2019)

WTO faces hard choices, no magic wand solutions, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (23 April 2019)

Development and E-com free flow of data rules are incompatible, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (19 April 2019)

India mini-ministerial at time of grave crisis at WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (18 April 2019)

South reacts sharply against US notification requirement proposals, by D. Ravi Kanth. (18 April 2019)

South nations take firm stand on geo-economics of data, by Parminder Singh. (17 April 2019)

South needs data digitalization policies, say CSO experts, by Deborah James. (17 April 2019)

Capacity-building needed to reduce digital, data divides, by Kanaga Raja. (17 April 2019)

Digital platforms generate opportunities and challenges, by Kanaga Raja. (17 April 2019)

E-com pluri-talks a reality, so better join, says UNCTAD SG, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (11 April 2019)

EU and allies push back against India's move to strengthen MTS, by D. Ravi Kanth. (9 April 2019)

Time for WTO to take up overdue review of DSU, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (9 April 2019)

Abandon talks for e-com rules at WTO, say over 300 CSOs, by Kanaga Raja. (9 April 2019)

US tries to ram through intrusive WTO notification requirements, by D. Ravi Kanth. (3 April 2019)

US and allies circulated proposals on e-com pluri-accord, by D. Ravi Kanth. (29 March 2019)

WTO-MTS facing existential threat, needs political decisions, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (27 March 2019)

US keeping "Sword of Damocles" over China in bilateral talks?, by D. Ravi Kanth. (25 March 2019)

China unlikely to get US assurances over lifting 5G ban on Huawei, by D. Ravi Kanth. (20 March 2019)

US, working closely with DG, pushing for WTO reforms, by D. Ravi Kanth. (19 March 2019)

5G: The battle for the future, by Humberto Campodonico. (12 March 2019)

US announces intention to terminate GSP benefits to India, Turkey, by D. Ravi Kanth. (8 March 2019)

US-China trade deal could throw WTO into uncharted waters, by D. Ravi Kanth. (8 March 2019)

Thai envoy to chair WTO General Council this year, by Kanaga Raja. (6 March 2019)

India: Publishes draft e-commerce policy document, open for comments, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (27 February 2019)

China faces litmus test at WTO for preserving "policy space", by D. Ravi Kanth. (25 February 2019)

China, India respond robustly to US paper on "differentiation", by D. Ravi Kanth. (15 February 2019)

US denounced for proposing "differentiation" among South countries, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 February 2019)

China's ambiguous stance in face of US pressure, by D. Ravi Kanth. (13 February 2019)

Beware Trojan horse of proposed E-commerce rules, by IPS/Chakravarthi Raghavan & Jomo Kwame Sundaram. (12 February 2019)

What are trade rules on e-commerce supposed to do?, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (31 January 2019)

India, South Africa reject attempts to launch talks on e-com, IF, by D. Ravi Kanth. (30 January 2019)

Intention to launch e-com pluri talks announced at Davos, by D. Ravi Kanth. (29 January 2019)

Seventy-five countries confirm "intention" to start e-com pluri-talks, by Kanaga Raja. (29 January 2019)

WTO Rules Group takes up some fresh ideas in fisheries talks, by Kanaga Raja. (23 January 2019)

E-com pluri-talks at WEF aimed at digital colonisation of South, by Kanaga Raja. (22 January 2019)

ICs still planning to launch e-com pluri-talks at Davos, by D. Ravi Kanth. (21 December 2018)

More questions than answers at Africa e-Com event, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (21 December 2018)

Rise in trade restrictions, no breakthrough on AB impasse, by Kanaga Raja. (13 December 2018)

DDA issues must be addressed before considering WTO reform, by D. Ravi Kanth. (13 December 2018)

Current WTO reform proposals must be rejected, says Minister Davies, by D. Ravi Kanth. (12 December 2018)

Strong support for India's initiative on improving DR disciplines, by D. Ravi Kanth. (11 December 2018)

China faces defining moment in safeguarding its 'development model', by D. Ravi Kanth. (7 December 2018)

North countries succeed in foisting WTO 'reforms' at G20 meet, by D. Ravi Kanth. (5 December 2018)

China for WTO reform to preserve MTS, respect development models, by D. Ravi Kanth. (3 December 2018)

India, South Africa challenge continuing moratorium on e-com duties, by D. Ravi Kanth. (30 November 2018)

North waging new form of trade warfare, undermining sovereign rights, by D. Ravi Kanth. (26 November 2018)

Liberalization of global trade may have hit a wall, by Kanaga Raja. (26 November 2018)

South countries sharply concerned over role of IGs in fisheries talks, by D. Ravi Kanth. (23 November 2018)

China comes out against ambitious rules on e-commerce, by D. Ravi Kanth. (22 November 2018)

South countries strongly oppose joint proposal on WTO notifications, by D. Ravi Kanth. (22 November 2018)

Pressure being exerted to oppose India-South Africa e-com proposal, by D. Ravi Kanth. (12 November 2018)

US threatens to hold "WTO reforms" hostage over panel requests, by D. Ravi Kanth. (5 November 2018)

Ottawa meet's move for launching new round of talks at MC12, by D. Ravi Kanth. (2 November 2018)

US-EU-Japan's intrusive transparency proposal targets South, by D. Ravi Kanth. (25 October 2018)

Ottawa meet to initiate first steps to launch new talks at MC12, by D. Ravi Kanth. (24 October 2018)

Dates set for MC12 in Astana, by Kanaga Raja. (23 October 2018)

DG points to escalating trade tensions, no progress on AB impasse, by Kanaga Raja. (23 October 2018)

South call for expeditious conclusion of DDA talks, oppose new issues, by D. Ravi Kanth. (22 October 2018)

DG did not read report issued by WTO-IMF-WB at Bali last week!, by D. Ravi Kanth. (22 October 2018)

Secretariat violates WTO Treaty to promote US agenda at WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (16 October 2018)

Trump signals intent to intensify trade war with China, by D. Ravi Kanth. (12 October 2018)

US-Canada revised NAFTA deal could pose systemic threat to South, by D. Ravi Kanth. (10 October 2018)

Trade wars a symptom of unbalanced hyperglobalized world, by Kanaga Raja. (10 October 2018)

Azevedo's pitch for WTO rules in new areas countered at CSO event, by D. Ravi Kanth. (9 October 2018)

Crisis in multilateralism unfolding since UNCTAD-14, by Kanaga Raja. (8 October 2018)

G20 meet to see efforts to begin process to negotiate new WTO rules, by D. Ravi Kanth. (18 September 2018)

EU, US poised for combined assault on China's trade policies, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 September 2018)

WTO DG, EU and Canada propose comprehensive WTO reform, by D. Ravi Kanth. (13 September 2018)

Kazakhstan to host twelfth WTO ministerial conference, by Kanaga Raja. (3 August 2018)

WTO DG urges everyone to speak up for trade, by Kanaga Raja. (31 July 2018)

WTO investment facilitation & technical assistance activities deferred, by D. Ravi Kanth. (30 July 2018)

Concerns voiced over US unilateral actions, AB deadlock, by Kanaga Raja. (30 July 2018)

India gravely concerned Secretariat undermining multilateral issues, by D. Ravi Kanth. (27 July 2018)

EU for 'reforms' to end MFN, consensus decision-making at WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (27 July 2018)

India-South Africa call for re-examination of e-com tax moratorium, by D. Ravi Kanth. (24 July 2018)

Trade war - be ready to respond, by Martin Khor. (19 July 2018)

US criticised for starting 'trade war', undermining WTO's credibility, by D. Ravi Kanth. (17 July 2018)

Developing and least-developed face worst crisis yet at WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (10 July 2018)

China urges members to join fight against US unilateralism, by D. Ravi Kanth. (9 July 2018)

G20 trade-restrictive measures almost doubles, says WTO, by Kanaga Raja. (9 July 2018)

US protects home market, wants more access from South for GSP, by D. Ravi Kanth. (25 June 2018)

China, India, South Africa holding 'system to hostage', says EU, by D. Ravi Kanth. (18 June 2018)

UNCTAD releases policy tool to help LDCs meet SDGs, by Kanaga Raja. (14 June 2018)

Trump calls WTO a disaster, but wants new disciplines on innovation, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 June 2018)

South stresses development as central priority for resilience in WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (4 June 2018)

US under fire at GC over AB blockage, unilateral actions, by Kanaga Raja. (14 May 2018)

China assails US over its 'unilateralism and protectionism', by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 May 2018)

Concerns voiced over trade tensions, AB blockage at HOD, by Kanaga Raja. (14 May 2018)

WTO secretariat slated by DCs over its work on pluris, ignoring DDA, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 May 2018)

China to denounce US threats to MTS at General Council, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 May 2018)

International trade negotiations in context: The geopolitical dispute, by Sofía Scasserra: English, Spanish (April 2018)

Three-pronged assault on WTO-MTS by the US, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (27 April 2018)

Plus and minuses of digital platforms for South, by Kanaga Raja. (20 April 2018)

DG Azevedo ambivalent on US trade war threats, AB blockage, by D. Ravi Kanth. (16 April 2018)

Major developing countries face concerted assault on S&DT flexibilities, by D. Ravi Kanth. (12 April 2018)

US claims no basis for safeguard consultations on its S.232 actions, by D. Ravi Kanth. (11 April 2018)

Indonesia won't participate in any plurilateral, says Minister Lukita, by D. Ravi Kanth. (23 March 2018)

Many oppose changes to DSU, pluri negotiations at WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (23 March 2018)

'Might is right should not become rule in global trade,' says India PM, by D. Ravi Kanth. (22 March 2018)

Ministers concerned over unilateral trade measures, AB impasse, by D. Ravi Kanth. (22 March 2018)

DG, defying mandates, deputes his officials to attend pluri-meetings, by D. Ravi Kanth. (20 March 2018)

Trump's launch of a global trade war, by Martin Khor. (16 March 2018)

India for political guidance on systemic challenges to MTS, by D. Ravi Kanth. (15 March 2018)

WTO can't be immune to concerns on globalization impact, by D. Ravi Kanth. (13 March 2018)

DG warns on trade wars, but silent on Trump denigration of WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (12 March 2018)

US under fire at General Council over proposed unilateral actions, by Kanaga Raja. (12 March 2018)

Strong concerns over AB impasse, US move on steel, aluminium, by Kanaga Raja. (8 March 2018)

US slammed over unilateral trade measures and AB blockage, by D. Ravi Kanth. (8 March 2018)

WTO chief, China, EU and US advocate plurilaterals, by D. Ravi Kanth. (5 March 2018)

DG inciting sponsors of plurilateral initiatives to intensify campaign, by D. Ravi Kanth. (28 February 2018)

Investment Policy Brief - How international investment agreements have made debt restructuring even more difficult and costly. (20 February 2018)

Attacks against multilateralism likely at mini-ministerial in India, by D. Ravi Kanth. (19 February 2018)

Brazil seeks 'structured discussions' on investment facilitation, by D. Ravi Kanth. (7 February 2018)

WTO Members debate how to organise work on fisheries subsidies, by Kanaga Raja. (5 February 2018)

A Global New Deal needed to rebalance globalization, by Kanaga Raja. (5 February 2018)

Major ICs step up efforts to smuggle E-com pluri at WTO, by D. Ravi Kanth. (2 February 2018)

E-com WTO rules via pluri will undermine MTS credibility, by D. Ravi Kanth. (2 February 2018)

US likely to project China as biggest threat to WTO at Davos meet, by D. Ravi Kanth. (24 January 2018)

Azevedo accountable to GC on Alibaba-WEF-DG e-com initiative, by Roberto Bissio. (21 December 2017)

WTO teaming up with Alibaba, WEF to "enable" e-com may be illegal, by Robert Howse. (18 December 2017)

North and its allies in South opt for plurilaterals on E-com and MSMEs, by D. Ravi Kanth. (15 December 2017)

US blocks outcomes, collapsing WTO ministerial conference like house of cards, by D. Ravi Kanth. (15 December 2017)

MC11 fails, and ends in disarray, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (15 December 2017)

'Pink washing' WTO with draft women's declaration?, by Roberto Bissio. (14 December 2017)

India+4 link moratoriums on e-commerce, TRIPS NV and CBD, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 December 2017)

South insists post-MC11 work based on DDA, but facilitators omit DDA, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 December 2017)

MC11 ending amidst endless frustration of large majority of South, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 December 2017)

With US intransigent, MC11 may end with Chair statement, by D. Ravi Kanth. (14 December 2017)

WTO, from negotiating to 'litigation-centered' body, complains US, by D. Ravi Kanth. (13 December 2017)

CSOs highlight dangers of pursuing e-com agenda in trade talks, by Kanaga Raja. (12 December 2017)

South Africa for 'multilateralism with inclusive development', by D. Ravi Kanth. (12 December 2017)

India won't accept shifting priority from DDA to non-trade issues, by D. Ravi Kanth. (12 December 2017)

DG promised open-ended meets, but 'Green Rooms' galore at MC11, by D. Ravi Kanth. (12 December 2017)

Argentine ban, deport of NGOs continues to roil MC11, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (12 December 2017)

Argentine sleight of hand to advance North's agenda at MC11?, by Chakravarthi Raghavan. (11 December 2017)

Is "gender" a Trojan horse to introduce new issues at WTO?, by Roberto Bissio. (10 December 2017)

MC11 chair appoints 'facilitators' without prior consensus of Members, by D. Ravi Kanth. (8 December 2017)

Africa faces litmus test at MC11 on development issues, by D. Ravi Kanth. (8 December 2017)  

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Media coverage about the banning of CSOs at the 2017 WTO Ministerial

English Language Coverage:
  1. Argentina blocks some activists from attending WTO meeting, Reuters
  2. Argentine government blocks at least 20 NGOs from attending WTO ministerial, Inside Trade
  3. Argentina bans activists from WTO meeting, Financial Times
  4. Argentina Blocks Some Activists From Attending WTO Meeting, U.S. News & World Report
  5. https://www.politicopro.com/trade/whiteboard/2017/11/ngos-cry-foul-over-being-barred-from-wto-meeting-175159, Politico Pro
  6. PR disaster for MC11, as host denies accreditation to many NGOs, Third World Network
  7. Neoliberal Argentina Bans NGOs From WTO Summit in Last-Minute 'Unprecedented' Move, Telesur
  8. Civil society group: Argentina denies entry to WTO meeting
  9. David Parker asked to intervene as WTO cancels NGO registrations, Voxy New Zealand — Points out that DHL, eBay, ICC, WEF etc are still accredited for MC11
  10. Economics NGO Sector: David Parker asked to intervene as WTO cancels NGO registrations in bizarre lead-up to ministerial, Live News New Zealand
  11. WTO Ministerial runs into trouble as Argentina turns away registered NGOs, United News of India
  12. In a bizarre move, Argentina bars NGOs, civil society from attending WTO conference, Down to Earth
  13. Revocation of NGO registrations in the WTO raises protests against the Argentine Government, Latin America in movement online
  14. TV interview on the revocation of NGO registrations, theREALnews.com
  15. Argentina blocks two activists from entry on eve of WTO meet, Telesur
Spanish Language Coverage:
  1. Las ONGs, en la lista negra de Macri, Pagina 12
  2. Denuncian que el Gobierno prohibió el ingreso de 64 activistas a la OMC, Perfil
  3. Presentan en Buenos Aires programa de protestas contra la reunión de la OMC, EFE
  4. El Gobierno reconoce que prohibió la acreditación de ONGs a la OMC, El Cronista
  5. Activistas denuncian que se les impide el ingreso al país para cumbre de la OMC, Ambito Financiero, which is Argentina's leading business newspaper
  6. Activistas dicen que Argentina niega entrada a cumbre OMC, El Nuevo Herald
  7. Revocación de inscripciones ciudadanas en la OMC levanta protestas frente al Gobierno de Macri, America Latina en movimiento online
  8. OMC: lanzan Cumbre de los Pueblos y denuncian “papelón internacional” de Macri, Notas
  9. Escándalo con desacreditaciones: la OMC le echa la culpa a Macri, Notas
  10. Cumbre OMC: preocupación y protestas desde Europa porque el Gobierno negó el acceso a ONGs, Clarin, which is one of the main newspapers in Argentina; it is generally supportive of the government of Macri.
  11. El gobierno de Macri deporta a periodista inglesa crítica de su gestión por haber entregado información de argentinos para Big Data, El Disenso

French Language Coverage:

  1. Des ONG ont été refoulées à la réunion de l'OMC, Tribune de Genève

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