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WTO preparatory meet in Geneva to set stage for 'successful' MC13

The two-day meeting, starting 23 October will be attended by commerce secretary Sunil Barthwal

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Shreya Nandi New Delhi

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In the run up to the 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in February, World Trade Organization (WTO) member-nations are gearing up for a preparatory meet in Geneva for a consensus on the agenda, people aware of the matter said.

The two-day meeting, starting October 23, is an attempt to transform the view that the WTO is losing relevance and is failing in its mission. 
This new format of having a preparatory meet ahead of MC13 will give more time to member-nations to be better prepared before negotiating the final outcome next year. More discussions on crucial issues will increase the probability of 

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First Published: Jun 19 2023 | 11:36 PM IST

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