Goods Council addresses high number of trade concerns, notification issues, LDC graduation

The Council for Trade in Goods discussed 41 trade concerns on measures maintained or newly introduced by WTO members at its meeting on 21-22 April. As part of efforts to improve transparency, the Council considered a revised document on the status of notifications under the provisions of the multilateral agreements that govern trade in goods. Members also continued discussions on the Least-Developed Countries (LDC) Group’s proposal concerning countries graduating from LDC status. The Goods Council elected Ambassador Etienne Oudot de Dainville of France as its new chair.