WTO members discuss future work on trade in services following MC12 outcomes

WTO members discussed how to follow up on outcomes from the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) and the way forward for the Council for Trade in Services at a meeting of the Council held on 14 October. Under consideration were the LDC Services Waiver, which seeks to boost the participation of least-developed countries (LDCs) in services trade, and the E-commerce Work Programme and Moratorium. The response to pandemics and WTO reform were also among the MC12 outcomes discussed.