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WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference: multilateral trading

February 26 @ 9:00 am - February 29 @ 5:00 pm +04

WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13)

Shaping the Future of Trade: A Deep Dive into the WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13)

The WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) on multilateral trading will take place from 26 to 29 February 2024 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Ministers from across the world will attend to review the functioning of the multilateral trading system and to take action on the future work of the WTO. The Conference will be chaired by H.E. Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Trade.

Keywords: WTO trade, multilateral trading, ministerial conference, ministry conference 2024, global trade

The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13), scheduled for February 26-29, 2024, in Abu Dhabi, promises a pivotal moment for multilateral trading. Convening ministers from across the globe, this high-level forum presents a crucial opportunity to address pressing challenges, seize emerging opportunities, and shape the future of global trade.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Strengthening the Multilateral Trading System: Discussions will center on revitalizing the WTO, enhancing its effectiveness, and ensuring its relevance in the evolving global trade landscape.
  • Navigating Trade Tensions: Member countries will tackle issues like trade disputes, tariffs, and market access barriers, aiming to foster cooperation and find collaborative solutions.
  • Unlocking New Trade Opportunities: Ministers will explore emerging areas like digital trade, e-commerce, and environmental sustainability, seeking to harness their potential for inclusive and sustainable trade growth.
  • Advancing Development: Addressing the needs of developing and least developed countries will be a critical focus, including promoting their participation in the global trading system and fostering their economic development.

Benefits for Businesses and Stakeholders:

  • Greater Predictability and Stability: Enhanced clarity and stability in trade rules can promote business confidence and facilitate cross-border investments.
  • Improved Market Access: Successful negotiations can lead to wider market access for businesses, allowing them to tap into new markets and expand their reach.
  • Level Playing Field: Fair and transparent trade rules can create a more level playing field for businesses operating globally.
  • Sustainable Trade Growth: Focusing on sustainable practices and developing countries can contribute to a more inclusive and resilient global trading system.

Stay Informed and Get Involved:

  • Follow the WTO website: Access official updates, documents, and live coverage of the conference.
  • Engage with your national government: Share your perspectives and encourage active participation in MC13.
  • Participate in side events and forums: Immerse yourself in the discussion and connect with relevant stakeholders.

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February 26 @ 9:00 am +04
February 29 @ 5:00 pm +04
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