The World Trade Organisation (WTO) could miss an opportunity to advance fairer international trade at its 10th ministerial conference in Kenya this week as it struggles to respond to a growing shift toward alliances between countries that bypass the 20-year-old body. More than two dozen ministers from the body’s 162 members are skipping the biennial meeting starting Tuesday in the capital, Nairobi. Those present will be handed a messy document because trade negotiators in Geneva couldn’t agree on the content of the draft declaration to be issued at the end of the four-day gathering.
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Authors: MAIL AND GUARDIAN AFRICA