Plastics dialogue on track for very positive MC12 outcome, says co-coordinator

WTO members participating in the Informal Dialogue on Plastics Pollution and Environmentally Sustainable Plastics Trade (IDP) discussed on 22 October a draft ministerial statement regarding a roadmap for the IDP’s work in support of global efforts to reduce plastics pollution and to transition towards environmentally sustainable plastics trade. Ambassador George Mina (Australia), who chaired the meeting, stressed that the statement is a significant step forwards and urged participants to garner broader support from the WTO membership before the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) at the end of November.