Following the Opening Ceremony of MC12 on 12 June, Ministers and Heads of Delegation delivered statements to WTO Members as part of the Session on the Challenges Facing the Multilateral Trading System. Ahead of the
WTO members were urged at the opening session of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva on 12 June to demonstrate that the WTO can deliver for the international community and the people it serves.
Ministers of Australia, Japan and Singapore — co-convenors of WTO e-commerce negotiations — have welcomed the good results achieved by the participants in the initiative. In a statement issued during the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference,