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The Cairns Group

The Cairns Group's Objectives for MC11 and Beyond

On 17 May 2017, the Cairns Group released a statement to WTO Members outlining their objectives for the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) and beyond.

This statement outlines the Cairns Group's objectives for negotiations in the three agricultural pillars, Domestic Support, Market Access and Export Competition.  In particular, it notes the support among WTO members for an outcome on domestic support at MC11, and sets out the elements that such an outcome must contain.  It also seeks greater compliance with notification requirements and notes the Cairns Group’s commitment to ensuring that special and differential treatment remains integral to all negotiations.

The full statement can be found here: CG Objectives for MC11 and Beyond.pdf



Last Updated: 23 May 2017

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