Council conclusions at the end of the 12th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference

(Source: Council of the EU and European Council)

  1. The Commission informed the Council of the latest developments in the 12th Ministerial Conference of WTO. The Council shared the Commission’s positive assessment of the overall package achieved.
  2. In particular, the Council welcomed the results on fisheries subsidies; trade and health and measures related to intellectual property, trade and food security, WTO reform and the e-commerce moratorium.
  3. The Council approves the draft Declarations and Statements on:
    • a. Ministerial Declaration on the WTO response to the COVID-19 pandemic and preparedness for future pandemics
    • b. Ministerial Declaration on the emergency response to food insecurity
  1. The Council also approves the draft outcome document in the form of a Ministerial Declaration.

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