DDG Ellard encourages OACPS members to intensify efforts to bridge gaps in run-up to MC12

Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard participated on 28 October in a virtual meeting of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) trade ministers dedicated to preparations for the WTO’s upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). Speaking on behalf of Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, she highlighted the need for members to intensify efforts to reach agreement in several key areas in the time remaining before MC12. Her remarks are below.