Members hold informal talks on WTO reform

Members of the WTO met informally on November 10, 2022, to exchange views and ideas on their reform interests and expectations how their work should be organized. Ambassador Didier Chambovey of Switzerland, the chair of the General Council, said the engagement of members was constructive and hoped that Members would continue working in a pragmatic and cooperative spirit to deliver meaningful WTO reforms for the benefit of all Members and their respective stakeholders.

WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said she was “impressed by the level and seriousness of Members’ engagement and the substantive exchanges.” While there were difficult issues to address along the way, the dialogue had been important to move along the path to WTO Reform – not as an end in itself, but as a means to helping trade and the WTO deliver for members.”

About WTO

The World Trade Organization (WTO) deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.