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AmCham EU participates in WTO Public Forum
AmCham EU was represented at the 2019 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event, which provides a platform for participants to discuss the latest developments in world trade and to propose ways of enhancing the multilateral trading system. The event attracted over 3,000 representatives from civil society, academia, business, the media, governments, parliamentarians and inter-governmental organisations.
AmCham EU is a strong proponent of the rules-based order supported by the multilateral trading system. The WTO has helped to open up international markets and raise standards globally. It also continues to provide stability and certainty for governments and companies operating in global markets. While the system requires reform, it is crucial for like-minded partners to work together and ensure that the WTO is fit for purpose in the 21st century.
The Forum featured sessions on digital trade and the servicification of the manufacturing sector, climate change, China and the WTO, gender in trade as well as the Appellate Body crisis. AmCham EU met with Bernard Kuiten, Head of External Relations and David Skowronski, First Secretary, Australian Permanent Mission to the WTO.