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WTO members secure unprecedented package of trade outcomes at MC12

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WTO members successfully concluded the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva on 17 June, securing multilaterally negotiated outcomes on a series of key trade initiatives. The “Geneva Package” confirms the historical importance of the multilateral
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Israel’s statement at MC12

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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
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Members urged to demonstrate the WTO can deliver for international community

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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.
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Co-convenors welcome good progress in e-commerce talks, launch capacity-building framework

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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,
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Plastics dialogue discusses MC12 plans, next steps to implement Ministerial Statement

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At a meeting of the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade (IDP) on 24 May, participants discussed plans for the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) on 12-15 June and the next steps
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WTO launches new WTO data portal

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The WTO has launched a new WTO data portal to provide easy access to key databases offering trade statistics and information on WTO members’ trade-related measures. The new portal allows users to navigate a wide
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Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body

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The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 31 May 2022, of the Dispute Settlement Body. You can find the agenda here
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Co-convenors update participants on latest progress in e-commerce discussions

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At a “transparency” meeting on 19 May, participants in the negotiations on electronic commerce received updates from the facilitators on the small group discussions and established two new small groups on privacy and telecommunications services.
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Chair convenes “Fish Week” to close gaps in fishing subsidies negotiations ahead of MC12

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WTO members on 16-20 May will hold intensive negotiations aimed at resolving remaining issues for a global deal to curb harmful fishing subsidies ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) next month. The chair of
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WTO opens online registration for 2022 Public Forum

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Online registration for the 2022 Public Forum is now open. The theme for this year’s Forum is “Towards a sustainable and inclusive recovery: ambition to action”. The Forum will be held at the WTO’s headquarters
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