Nairobi | Kenya | 18 Apr 2016
The ministerial negotiations in Nairobi, in December 2015, revealed a wide range of different members’ priorities. Developing countries submitted proposals on a new agricultural safeguard and on public food stockholding, whereas a number of members from developed countries rather focused on negotiating agricultural export subsidies to secure an agreement on export competition.
Despite the differences, the ministers came to an agreement to eliminate agricultural subsidies. But they also agreed on several other points, that will frame the future of trade in agriculture.