11th WTO Ministerial – Letter from Global Civil Society about the WTO Agenda

300 member organisations of global civil society from more than 150 countries, representing tens of millions of people from around the world, signed and sent a letter to WTO regarding the ongoing negotiations towards the 11th Ministerial meeting (MC11) in Buenos Aires, December 10-13, 2017. The organisations, among which also the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO), include in their letter their concerns about the press reports indicating that some WTO members are pushing a dangerous and inappropriate new agenda under the disguising rubric of “e-commerce” and the potential blocking of the urgent need to change existing WTO rules which are constraining governments’ policy space for job creation and development, including achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Read the full letter here.