Jul 21, 2008

WTO Ministerial

The WTO Ministerial has begun in Geneva. The Geneva based blog WTO Interpreter has detailed coverage of latest developments.

We understand that Phil Goff has been busy having held bilaterals with his US, EU, Australian and Swiss colleagues as well as the Director-General. He briefed NZ business reps this morning. Dairy, meat, kiwifruit and services sectors are represented.

The Kiwifruit delegation included Zespri and Kiwifruit Growers Inc representatives. They are very worried about maintaining their single desk seller status which media reports (HOS and NBR) suggest are under threat.