Annual Report 2017

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The 2017 Annual Report begins with a message from the WTO Director-General and an overview of the past year. This is followed by more in-depth accounts of the WTO’s areas of activity over the past 12 months.

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General Council

In 2016, the WTO General Council oversaw the implementation of decisions taken at the Bali and Nairobi ministerial conferences as well as progress in trade negotiations work, based on reports of the Director-General. It also reviewed progress in the work programme on electronic commerce. In December, the General Council approved the establishment of two new working parties for the accessions of Somalia and Timor-Leste. The General Council decided that the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11) will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December 2017.

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