The E15 engages key stakeholders – trade and investment policy makers, business and thought leaders – in policy dialogues in Geneva and around the world to explore and help validate ideas, align interests and strengthen the impetus for change.
Dialogues with WTO Delegates
Agricultural Domestic Support Negotiations: Options for a MC11 Outcome
On 4 April, ICTSD organised an informal roundtable dialogue on the topic of agricultural domestic support as part of the E15 Initiative engagement process. The objective of the event is to help Geneva-based negotiators and trade policy experts explore the implications of various options for negotiating domestic support for food and farm goods in the run-up to the WTO’s MC11 ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, with a view to disciplining the distortions in key markets affecting low-income countries in particular.
The dialogue built on a similar discussion in the E15 Engagement Day on the WTO and MC11, drawing on recent ICTSD research and developments in the policy environment, with a view to deepening understanding of possible outcomes for Buenos Aires and their likely implications for aspects of the sustainable development agenda.