Ministerial decisions

Ministerial Decision on Fisheries Subsidies
Work Programme on Electronic Commerce
TRIPS non-violation and situation complaints
Work Programme on Small Economies

Closing session

Address by Mr Roberto Azevêdo - WTO Director-General
Closing statement by the Chairperson

Opening session

Presidential Declaration
Statement by H.E. Ms Michelle Bachelet - President of the Republic of Chile
Statement by H.E. Mr Michel Temer - President of the Federative Republic of Brazil
Statement by H.E. Mr Tabaré Vázquez - President of the Eastern Republic of Paraguay
Statement by H.E. Mr Mauricio Macri - President of the Argentine Republic
Statement by H.E. Mr Horacio Cartes Jara - President of the Republic of Paraguay
Statement by Mr Roberto Azevêdo - WTO Director-General
Statement by H.E. Ambassador Xavier Carim - Chairman, WTO General Council

Joint ministerial statements

Joint Ministerial statement on services domestic regulation
Joint statement on Electronic Commerce
Joint ministerial statement on Investment Facilitation for Development
Joint Ministerial statement - Declaration on the establishment of a WTO informal work programme for MSMES

Statements from the plenary sessions

Other MC11 documents

Declaration of Ministers of the Group of Small, Vulnerable Economies (SVES) to the Eleventh Session of the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference
Intervention by AMB (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, EGH, CAV - Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs - Republic of Kenya
Pacific Group Ministerial Declaration - Delivered at WTO 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires on 12 December 2017
Work programme on the relationship between TRIPS and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Fossil fuel subsides reform Ministerial statement
Trade in food and agricultural products - Joint statement of undersigned Ministers - Buenos Aires, Argentina - 11 December 2017
Ministerial Declaration adopted at the first meeting of Trade Ministers of the g7+ WTO Accessions Group - Buenos Aires, Argentina, 10 December 2017
MIKTA ministerial communique
Landlocked developing countries Declaration - Buenos Aires 2017
Ministerial communication of the Group of Article XII Members - Buenos Aires, 10 December 2017
LDC trade Ministers' meeting - Buenos Aires, Argentina, 9 December 2017 - LDC Ministerial Declaration
G-33 Ministerial communiqué - Buenos Aires, 9 December 2017
Ministerial Declaration of the Informal Group of Developing Countries
Draft G90 Ministerial Decision - Special & differential treatment - Revision
Draft G90 Ministerial Decision - Special & differential treatment
Work Programme on Electronic Commerce - Communication from the African Group
The Work Programme on Electronic Commerce - Statement by the African Group
Plenary session - List of speakers - Revision
Implementation of the trade-related components of cotton - Progress report by the Director-General to the 11th Ministerial Conference
Trade policy review mechanism - Sixth appraisal of the trade policy review mechanism
WTO Accessions - 2017 annual report by the Director General
Development Assistance Aspects of Cotton - Eighth periodic report by the Director-General

Regional dialogue on WTO accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa

Fifth China Round Table on WTO Accessions Siem Reap, Cambodia, 20 - 22 March 2017 Best Practices on the Accession of Least Developed Countries
Deepening Africa's integration in the global economy through trade and investment facilitation for development - Abuja statement
ACP Group Ministerial Declaration on the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference

Declaration in support of the Multilateral Trading System

Joint Ministerial Declaration by Argentina; Australia; Benin; Canada; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Côte d'Ivoire; Dominican Republic; el Ealvador; Guatemala; Hong Kong, China; Iceland; Israel; Kazakhstan; the State of Kuwait; Republic of Korea; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Liberia; Liechtenstein; Mauritania; Mexico; Montenegro; Myanmar; Republic of Moldova; New Zealand; Nigeria; Norway; Pakistan; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Qatar; Russian Federation; Senegal; Singapore; Switzerland; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Turkey; Ukraine; Uruguay and Viet Nam - Delivered on 11 December 2017 - Revision

Statement by the Chair of the Conference

Statement by H.E. Susana Malcorra - Chairperson of the Eleventh Ministerial Conference - Monday, 11 December 2017

Draft Ministerial decisions

Draft ministerial decision on fisheries subsidies
Work programme on Electronic Commerce - Draft ministerial decision of 13 December 2017
TRIPS non-violation and situation complaints - Draft ministerial decision of 13 December 2017

Logistical information for attendees

Preparatory period for MC11 - Indicative list of documents

This information page contains an indicative list of reports and other documents circulated in the preparatory period for the 11th Ministerial Conference. It has been prepared by the Secretariat, as requested by the Chairman of the General Council in light of a request made at the meeting of the General Council on 30 November 2017. This indicative list serves only to assist Members, and is not intended to have any particular status. It is not exhaustive, and it is without prejudice to Members' positions, ongoing discussions, and any other submissions and proposals, as well as work at the Ministerial Conference.


Reports by the General Council and Subsidiary Bodies

General Council, Dispute Settlement Body and Trade Policy Review Body: WT/GC/191, WT/DSB/74, WT/TPR/407

Sectoral Councils: G/L/1204, S/C/53, IP/C/80

Committees on Trade and Development (WT/COMTD/96 and Corr.1), Trade and Environment (WT/CTE/24), and Regional Trade Agreements (WT/REG/27)

Working Groups on Trade, Debt and Finance (WT/WGTDF/16), and Trade and Transfer of Technology (WT/WGTTT/19)

Committees under the Plurilateral Trade Agreements: GPA/145 and Corr.1, WT/L/1016

Reports by Chairs of Negotiating Bodies(1)

Special Session of the Committee on Trade and Development: TN/CTD/32

Special Session of the Dispute Settlement Body: TN/DS/30

Special Session of the Council for TRIPS: TN/IP/25

Negotiating Group on Market Access: TN/MA/31

Special Session of the Council for Trade in Services: TN/S/41

Special Session of the Committee on Trade and Environment: TN/TE/24

Negotiating Group on Rules: TN/RL/28 and TN/RL/28/Suppl.1

Submissions and Proposals by Members
Negotiating Areas


Fisheries subsidies

WT/MIN(17)/25, Draft decision WT/MIN(17)/W/4

Non-Agriculture Market Access


Development / Special and Differential Treatment

Regular Work

Small Economies

Draft Decision in WT/MIN(17)/W/2(3), WT/MIN(17)/37


WT/MIN(17)/35 (previously Jobs/GC/137), WT/MIN(17)/30 (previously JOB/GC/149/Rev.1), WT/MIN(17)/34 (previously Jobs/GC/150), WT/MIN(17)/29 (previously JOB/GC/152/Rev.1), WT/MIN(17)/27 (previously JOB/GC/153), JOB/GC/155, WT/MIN(17)/26 (previously JOB/GC/156/Rev.1), JOB/GC/168, WT/MIN(17)/15/Rev.1 (previously issued as JOB/GC/140/Rev.5) . See also the Report by the Chairman on the Work Programme on Electronic Commerce contained in WT/GC/W/739.


Draft Ministerial Decision on Strengthening the SPS Agreement - Proposal by Brazil

Work Programme on the relationship between TRIPS and the CBD

Work Programme on the relationship between TRIPS and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Other Submissions by Members

Investment Facilitation

WT/MIN(17)/12 (previously circulated as JOB/GC/159) and statement contained in JOB/GC/163, WT/MIN(17)/48

Micro, Medium And Small Enterprises (MSMEs)

WT/MIN(17)/24/Rev.1 (previously circulated as JOB/GC/147) and statement contained in JOB/GC/162, WT/MIN(17)/46

Cooperation for Providing Employment for Displaced Syrians

Cooperation for providing employment for displaced Syrians - Communication from Qatar and Turkey

Regional trade agreements

Ministerial Decision on improvement of transparency for regional trade agreements - Communication from the Russian Federation

Provisional agenda

Provisional agenda


  1. Reports by the Chairs of Negotiating Bodies are circulated under the Chairs' own responsibility Back to text
  2. See also the compilation document contained in JOB/AG/128 Back to text
  3. At its meeting of 30 November 2017, the General Council agreed to forward the proposal for a Ministerial Decision contained in document WT/COMTD/SE/W/36/Rev.1 for adoption by the Ministerial Conference Back to text