African Ministers of Trade adopt a Declaration of a common position tabled in Geneva before the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference.
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African Ministers of Trade (AMOT) adopted and presented a Declaration of common position at the World Trade Organization (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) held from the 12 June to 15 June 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. The African Ministers rallied a common position on, inter alia, the WTO Response to the Pandemic, the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Waiver, food security, agriculture and fisheries, and the WTO Reforms. The push for reforms at the WTO is aimed at ensuring the WTO comprehensively addresses matters that have been on its negotiating agenda for years, such as agriculture, disciplines on fisheries subsidies, special and differential treatment for developing and leastdeveloped countries, as well as other institutional matters.
Press Release No: 125 / 2022