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WTO Members to Adopt Pact to Help Small Economies Integrate into Global Trade System

Ahead of its historic meeting in Kenya this week, members of the World Trade Organization General Council decided on a pact aimed at addressing trade-related challenges faced by small vulnerable economies.

The agreement, which will be adopted by members during the WTO 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi this week, calls for integration of small vulnerable economies or least developed countries into the multilateral trading system. The draft proposal was presented last month by Committee on Trade and Development, a special committee of the organization assigned to review proposals submitted by members on a course of actions regarding trade issues.

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