11th WTO Ministerial Conference to be held in Buenos Aires

Kenya - 10 December 2017

Trade topics: Other

The Eleventh Ministerial Conference (MC11) took place from 10 to 13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was chaired by Minister Susana Malcorra of Argentina. The Conference opened with the signing of a presidential declaration in support of the WTO. This was signed by President Macri of Argentina, President Temer of Brazil, President Cartes of Paraguay and President Vázquez of Uruguay as well as by representatives of Colombia, Guyana, Mexico, Peru and Suriname. The Conference ended with the following ministerial decisions: Ministerial Decision on Fisheries Subsidies; Work Program on Electronic Commerce; TRIPS non-violation and situation complaints; Work Program on Small Economies and the creation of the working party on accession for South Sudan. It had a number of side events.