The World Trade Organization will be holding its 12th Ministerial Meeting in Geneva from June 12 to 15. Yet little if anything is expected from the meeting except the usual exchanges of conflicting views between representatives of the global North and those of the global South. There might be something like a “Ministerial Declaration” that tries to paper over differences with some conciliatory language, but anything resembling a consensus on any key issue is unlikely. Consensus is the prime decision-making method in the WTO, and it’s been a long, long time since there was consensus achieved on anything related to global trade rules.
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