Press Release: European retailers and importers support WTO's revival


On 9 September, WTO Director General Azevedo's made a call for action during WTO General Council. He noted that the climate seemed auspicious for real progress, referring to the recent G20 leaders' declaration (6 September 2013) reaffirming the significance of the functioning of the multilateral trading system and stressed the importance of a successful outcome at the Bali Ministerial. The FTA hopes this declaration will boost the political will of WTO members to give the Doha Agenda the meaningful role it deserves. The FTA has always been a fervent supporter of the WTO and calls upon the WTO members to show the necessary flexibilities in order to bridge existing gaps.

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