Title of the activity
8th China Round Table on WTO Accessions
Application Deadline Date
The Eighth China Round Table (CRT-08) on "Accessions and WTO Reform: on the Road to MC12" will be held on 28-29 October in Moscow, Russian Federation. The Round Table Round Table will provide a timely context for a dialogue on WTO Reform, with a focus on the contributions of WTO accessions. It is also aimed to serve as a forum for the preparation for the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12), especially for Acceding Governments, which plan their first ministerial gathering in Nur-Sultan. The specific objectives of the Round Table are: (i) to exchange views on the contributions of WTO Accessions to the WTO Reform; (ii) to discuss the implications of regional integration on the multilateral trading system; and, (iii) to provide a platform for Members and acceding governments to exchange experiences and lessons, with a view to advancing accessions and preparing for MC12. On the third day (30 October), participants from acceding governments will also attend a Special Session/Round Table for WTO Acceding Governments.
2. Acceding governments are participating in accession negotiations
2.1: Acceding governments are familiar with WTO substantive and procedural matters