WTO members advance discussions on Services Council’s role in implementing MC12 outcomes

WTO members continued their discussions on how work in the Services Council can contribute to implementing outcomes of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) at a Council meeting on 8 December. Topics under discussion included the Services Waiver for least-developed countries (LDCs), the e-commerce Work Programme, the pandemic response and WTO reform. The chair of the Council, Ambassador Kemvichet Long of Cambodia, encouraged members to continue talking with each other, with the aim of taking forward concrete proposals. Members also raised various concerns about measures affecting trade in services.