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Civil Society Dialogue meeting in preparation of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference

The purpose of this meeting is to exchange views on the progress of the negotiations in the run-up to the Ministerial Conference and on the possible outcomes.

Meeting details

Registration closes on: 12/05/2022 at 12:00

Please note that we have moved to a new registration system.

The 12th WTO Ministerial Conference, following its postponement, will take place in Geneva from 12 to 15 June 2022. The WTO is the centrepiece of the multilateral rules-based trading system but faces deep challenges, particularly in today’s complex geopolitical context.

The European Union has been working hard to ensure meaningful multilateral outcomes at the upcoming Ministerial Conference, in particular on fisheries subsidies, trade and health, agriculture, including food security, and on the launch of a process of reform of the core functions of the Organization, including its negotiating function; its monitoring/deliberating function; and above all dispute settlement reform.

The Commission will also present the state-of-play of the negotiations on the various plurilateral initiatives within the WTO including on E-commerce, Investment Facilitation, Trade & Environment, and Trade & Gender.

The purpose of this meeting is to exchange views on the progress of the negotiations in the run-up to the Ministerial Conference and on the possible outcomes.

Lead speaker

  • Ignacio Garcia-Bercero, Director, Multilateral affairs, Strategy, Analysis, Evaluation, DG Trade, European Commission

Moderator

  • Civil Society Coordination - Transparency, Civil society and Communication Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission

Agenda

  1. Presentation of the state of play
  2. Open discussion with stakeholders

The meeting will take place via WEBEX. Access code and password will be sent to registered participants. We would be grateful if participants could launch their WEBEX connection at least 30 minutes in advance of the meeting so that any technical problems can be arranged in time before the meeting.

  • international trade | World Trade Organisation
  • -
  • Online only
  • Live streaming available
Trade topics
Trade policy
Event type
EU Trade Dialogue with Civil Society

Practical information

When
-
Where
Online only
Languages
English
Organisers
Directorate-General for Trade
Website
Access details will be sent to registered participants.