Posted by: APO | 11 October 2007

WTO General Council establishes working party for the Comoros

9 October 2007

ACCESSIONS

General Council establishes working party for the Comoros

The General Council, on 9 October 2007, established a working party to examine the application of the Comoros to accede to the WTO. It authorized its Chair to designate the Chairperson of the working party in consultations with members and the representative of Comoros.

Mr. Said Abdou Salime, Secretary General at the Ministry of Economy and Trade of the Comoros said that the membership application of his country to the WTO was proof of its political will to become part of the world economy. He said that his government recognized that trade policy is an essential part of development.

Madagascar, Mauritius and Lesotho welcomed the application of Comoros, and noted that the country should benefit from the special accession procedures for least-developed countries. Jamaica on behalf of the ACP Group and Paraguay on behalf of the informal group of developing countries also supported the application of the Comoros.

The establishment of the working party for the Comoros brings to 29 the number of countries negotiating their accession into the WTO.


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