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WTO's 12th ministerial conference to take place on June 12-15 in Geneva

The Ministerial Conference (MC) is the highest decision making body of the 164-member Geneva-based multilateral body

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The 12th ministerial conference of the will take place from June 12-15 in Geneva.

The Ministerial Conference (MC) is the highest decision making body of the 164-member Geneva-based multilateral body.

The meet was originally scheduled to take place from November 30 to December 3 last year but was postponed in view of the outbreak of Omicron variant, which led to the imposition of travel restrictions and quarantine requirements in Switzerland and many other European countries.

"In a communication forwarded to members on April 25, Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of the 12th MC Mr Timur Suleimenov of Kazakhstan and General Council Chair Ambassador Didier Chambovey of Switzerland informed delegations that the WTO's 12th MC will take place on June 12-15, 2022 at headquarters in Geneva," WTO said in a statement.

The conference will be attended by trade ministers and other senior officials from the member nations.

Usually, MC happens every two years bringing all members of the WTO together, all of which are countries or customs unions.

The last meet was held at Buenos Aires during December 10-13, 2017.

WTO formulates rules for global exports and imports and adjudicates disputes between two or more than two countries on trade-related issues.

India is its member since 1995.

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First Published: Tue, April 26 2022. 20:12 IST
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