Joint Communication on systemic issues from ALBANIA;
AUSTRALIA; CANADA; CHILE; COLOMBIA; COSTA RICA; HONG KONG, CHINA; ICELAND; ISRAEL;
JAPAN; KAZAKHSTAN; KENYA; REPUBLIC OF KOREA; LIECHTENSTEIN; MALAYSIA;
MEXICO; REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA; NEW ZEALAND; NIGERIA; NORWAY;
PARAGUAY; PERU; RUSSIAn federation; SINGAPORE; SWITZERLAND;
THE SEPARATE CUSTOMS TERRITORY OF TAIWAN, PENGHU,
KINMEN AND MATSU; THAILAND; TURKEY and URUGUAY
The following joint communication, dated 27 July 2021, is being circulated at the request of the delegation of Switzerland.
We, a group of 29 developing and developed Members that is strongly supportive of the Multilateral Trading System, seek to protect and strengthen the World Trade Organization (WTO) to address current and future challenges.
We confirm our commitment to a successful 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) in Geneva. We urge Members to engage constructively and to work towards pragmatic and tangible outcomes. It will be important that Ministers provide political guidance on outcomes for MC12, including on the WTO's future work.
We herewith share our contribution to the systemic part of a Ministerial outcome document for the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12).