Enelamah to chair WTO min­is­te­rial con­fer­ence in Ar­gentina

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Fran­cis Arinze Iloani

Min­is­ter of In­dus­try, Trade and In­vest­ment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, has been elected the Vice-Chair­per­son rep­re­sent­ing Africa, for the 11th World Trade Or­gan­i­sa­tion (WTO) Min­is­te­rial Con­fer­ence.

A state­ment yes­ter­day signed by the Min­is­ter’s Strat­egy and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ad­viser, Con­stance Ikokwu in­di­cated that Nige­ria’s elec­tion was de­cided at the meet­ing of the WTO Gen­eral Coun­cil on July 26th. The Gen­eral Coun­cil acts on be­half of the Min­is­te­rial Con­fer­ence on all WTO af­fairs. It meets as the Dis­pute Set­tle­ment and Trade Pol­icy Re­view Body to over­see pro­ce­dures for set­tling dis­putes be­tween mem­bers and to an­a­lyse mem­bers’ trade poli­cies.

The Min­is­te­rial Con­fer­ence, which meets ev­ery two years, is the top­most de­ci­sion-mak­ing body of the WTO. It will take place on 10-13 De­cem­ber, 2017, in Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina

It brings to­gether mem­bers of the or­gan­i­sa­tion, be­ing coun­tries or cus­toms unions and can take de­ci­sions on mat­ters un­der any of the mul­ti­lat­eral trade agree­ments.

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