Jul 11, 2008

WTO: New Texts Released

Yesterday's Trans Tasman reports that Trade Minister Phil Goff has his bags packed awaiting the call to go to Geneva for the WTO Ministerial. He will know in the next day or so whether the packing was worth the effort. The new texts were released this afternoon in Geneva and are now being studied in capitals around the world.

The revised agriculture text

The revised NAMA text

We are some what disconcerted with the state of the NAMA text. There are almost 160 sets of square brackets (areas of disagreement). This is far to big a job for Ministers to resolve.