Home Current Affair May 2019 WTO Ministerial Meeting Starts In New Delhi From 13-14 May

WTO Ministerial Meeting Starts In New Delhi From 13-14 May

  1. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting of developing countries starts in New Delhi from 13th to 14th May 2019.
  2. The 2-day meeting is being held at a time when the multilateral rule-based-trading system is facing serious and grave challenges. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the Ministers to discuss various issues and the way forward.
  3. On the first day today, a meeting of senior officers of the participating countries is being held. The Ministerial Meeting will be held on Tuesday.
  4. 16 developing countries and 6 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are participating in the meeting. It includes China, South Africa, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Bangladesh.
  5. In a 2-day meeting following issues are likely to be discussed:
    - Finding a solution to the ongoing impasse in the Appellate Body on an urgent basis.
    - Issues of importance and priority for developing countries including LDCs in the reform agenda.
    - How to reinvigorate negotiating agenda on issues of critical importance for developing countries?
    - How to ensure effective S&D for all developing countries including LDCs?

Published On : 13 May 2019

Current Affair
Related Content
Jobs by Education