Turkmenistan formally applies for WTO membership

Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala received on 24 November Turkmenistan’s official application to join the WTO under Article XII of the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization. It has requested that the application be placed before the WTO’s 12th Ministerial Conference, taking place from 30 November to 3 December, for consideration and for a decision to be taken.