WTO conference ends without deal

NANCY MWAPE, Buenos Aires, Argentina
THE 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference ended last week after three days of intensive negotiations without any substantial deals reached by the 164 member states.

Zambia like most least developing countries (LDCs) wanted to see the conclusion of, the negotiations under the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) to foster diversification and industrialisation in line with the African Union agenda.

Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry permanent secretary Kayula Siame said the DDA cannot be put aside in favour of new issues.
The DDA are a round of trade negotiations launched in 2001 among the WTO membership to achieve major reform of the international trading system through the introduction of lower trade barriers and revision of..

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