Investment facilitation negotiations end productive year, aim at conclusion by end 2022

WTO members taking part in the negotiations for an agreement on investment facilitation for development (IFD) held on 24 November their last meeting before the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12), wrapping up “a very productive year” and setting the target of concluding text negotiations by the end of 2022. A ministerial meeting on IFD will take place on 30 November to take stock of the substantial progress achieved since the start of the negotiations in September 2020 and to provide guidance for the post-MC12 phase.