Enelamah to chair WTO ministerial conference in Argentina
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.