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Statement by Minister Motegi on the successful conclusion of the Bali package at the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference

December 7, 2013

  1. A successful outcome on the Bali package was delivered today at the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia. The strong leadership towards the conclusion shown by Director General Azevêdo and Chairman Gita is greatly appreciated.
  2. In particular, the agreement on trade facilitation will enhance global business activities of Japanese firms via the simplification and increased transparency of customs procedures. Japan equally welcomes this development as the first agreement between all Members since the establishment of the WTO in 1995.
  3. Japan will continue to cooperate with key Members to further strengthen the Multilateral Trading System which, with the WTO at its core, constitutes a solid basis for trade in goods and services around the globe.
The Bali package consists of trade facilitation, some elements of agriculture and development issues.

Division in Charge

Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau

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