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9TH WTO MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE, BALI, 2013 AND AFTER

 

Bali Package and November 2014 decisions

The Bali Ministerial Declaration and accompanying ministerial decisions — known informally as the Bali Package — were adopted at the Bali Ministerial Conference on 7 December 2013. Subsequent decisions related to the Bali ministerial outcomes were adopted by the General Council on 27 November 2014.

Ministerial Conferences
> Bali Ministerial Conference
> Briefing notes

On this page:

> Bali Ministerial Declaration and post-Bali work

Doha Development Agenda (Doha Round)
> Trade Facilitation
> Agriculture
> Cotton
> Development and least-developed countries issues

> Regular work under the General Council

 

The decisions and declarations from Bali include: the Bali Ministerial Declaration (including post-Bali work), decisions and a declaration on the Doha Round, and decisions on regular WTO work.

The November 2014 General Council decisions cover: post-Bali work (updating the Bali Ministerial Declaration), a decision on trade facilitation together with two legal texts (the Trade Facilitation Agreement and a Protocol for adding it to the WTO agreements) and a decision on public stockholding for food security in developing countries.

 

Bali Ministerial Declaration and post-Bali work

  • The Bali Ministerial Declaration (WT/MIN(13)/DEC) : browse or download
  • Post-Bali work: November 2014 General Council decision (WT/L/941): browse or download

 

Doha Development Agenda (Doha Round)

Decisions adopted by ministers in Bali and related decisions adopted by the General Council in November 2014:

 

Trade Facilitation

  • Bali Ministerial Decision, Trade Facilitation Agreement (WT/MIN(13)/36 or WT/L/911): browse or download — read explanation
  • — November 2014 decision, including the legally cleaned-up text of the Trade Facilitation Agreement and a Protocol for adding it to the WTO agreements (WT/L/940): browse or download — read explanation

 

Agriculture

  • Understanding on Tariff Rate Quota Administration Provisions of Agricultural Products, as Defined in Article 2 of the Agreement on Agriculture, Ministerial Decision (WT/MIN(13)/39 or WT/L/914) browse or download — read explanation

 

Cotton

 

Development and least-developed country (LDC) issues

  • Preferential Rules of Origin for Least developed countries, Ministerial Decision (WT/MIN(13)/42 or WT/L/917): browse or download — read explanation
  • Operationalization of the Waiver Concerning Preferential Treatment to Services and Service Suppliers of Least developed countries, Ministerial Decision (WT/MIN(13)/43 or WT/L/918): browse or download — read explanation
  • Duty-Free and Quota-Free Market Access for Least developed countries, Ministerial Decision (WT/MIN(13)/44 or WT/L/919): browse or download— read explanation
  • Monitoring Mechanism on Special and Differential Treatment, Ministerial Decision, (WT/MIN(13)/45 or WT/L/920): browse or download — read explanation

 

Regular work under the General Council

Decisions adopted by ministers in Bali:

  • TRIPS Non-violation and Situation Complaints, Ministerial Decision (WT/MIN(13)/31 or WT/L/906): browse or download — read explanation
  • Work Programme on Electronic Commerce, Ministerial Decision (WT/MIN(13)/32 or WT/L/907): browse or download — read explanation
  • Work Programme on Small Economies, Ministerial Decision (WT/MIN(13)/33 or WT/L/908):  browse or download — read explanation