WTO Ministerial Conference, 15-17 December (13/12/2011)

The eight Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation takes place in Geneva from 15 to 17 December. Ministers from the 153 WTO Members will discuss a range of trade topics, including in particular the following three themes that will be discussed in Working Sessions: “Importance of the Multilateral Trading System and the WTO”, “Trade and Development” and “Doha Development Agenda”. The Ministerial Conference will also take up the accessions of Russia, Samoa and Montenegro.

The eight Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation takes place in Geneva from 15 to 17 December. Ministers from the 153 WTO Members will discuss a range of trade topics, including in particular the following three themes that will be discussed in Working Sessions: “Importance of the Multilateral Trading System and the WTO”, “Trade and Development” and “Doha Development Agenda”. The Ministerial Conference will also take up the accessions of Russia, Samoa and Montenegro.

The European Union will be represented by the EU Commissioner for Trade, Mr. Karel De Gucht and the Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Dacian CioloĊŸ.