DDG Zhang: A successful MC12 is critical for reinvigorating the WTO

Speaking at the Fifth Singapore-WTO Policy Dialogue on the World Trading System on 11 October, Deputy Director-General Xiangchen Zhang underlined the importance for WTO members to deliver concrete results at the organization’s upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). He briefed senior government officials from the Asia-Pacific region on the state of play in key areas of WTO work and possible outcomes for MC12. His remarks are below.