Council for Trade in Goods - Report (2020) of the Council for Trade in Goods


In accordance with the "Procedures for an Annual Overview of WTO Activities and for Reporting under the WTO" (WT/L/105), the Council for Trade in Goods (CTG, or the Council) is to report each year to the General Council on the activities in the Council as well as those in its subsidiary bodies. The reports are to be "factual in nature, containing an indication of actions and decisions taken, with cross‑references to reports of subordinate bodies and could follow the model of the GATT 1947 Council reports to the CONTRACTING PARTIES".


Since its 2019 Annual Report (G/L/1343 and G/L/1343/Add.1) was issued, the CTG met two times in formal session, via Interprefy, on the following dates: 10 and 11 June 2020 (G/C/M/137); and 25 and 26 November 2020 (G/C/M/138[1]). Furthermore, the CTG met two times in informal mode, on 5 February and on 27 July 2020, respectively, to discuss the issue of the Better Functioning of the CTG and its Subsidiary Bodies and to consider the slate of names for the appointment of Chairpersons of the CTG's subsidiary bodies.

[1] To be issued.