WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

The WTO Nairobi Ministerial Outcome: Reflections for East African Countries

The Nairobi ministerial conference, the first-ever to be held in sub-Saharan Africa, reached several decisions including in the areas of agriculture, cotton, LDC issues and information technology. This note reviews these decisions in light of East African countries’ interests in WTO negotiations, to help delegates reflect on their implications, lessons learned, and mapping out the next steps going forward