An Update on Agriculture and the WTO
What’s happening now?
WTO Members are gearing up for the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference, set to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in December 2017. The agenda is under negotiation, however placing new limits on trade-distorting domestic support for agriculture is a priority for a majority of Members, including Canada. In October 2016, Ministers and Officials from Canada and 24 other countries met in Oslo, Norway and highlighted domestic support in agriculture as an area on which negotiators should focus in the coming year.