Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference

At the Ninth Ministerial Conference, held in Bali, Indonesia, from 3 to 7 December 2013, ministers adopted the “Bali Package”, a series of decisions aimed at streamlining trade, allowing developing countries more options for providing food security, boosting least-developed countries’ trade and helping development more generally. They also adopted a number of more routine decisions and accepted Yemen as a new member of the WTO.

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The Bali Ministerial Declaration and the ministerial decisions that were adopted on 7 December 2013.

> Bali Ministerial Declaration and decisions


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Official documents of the Bali Ministerial


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How the Conference is organized

The Ninth WTO Ministerial Conference was opened on 3 December by the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

The conference was also addressed by the Chairman, Indonesia's Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo and the Chairman of the General Council, Ambassador Shahid Bashir (Pakistan).

The officers of the conference were the Chairman, Gita Wirjawan, and the Vice-Chairs: François Kanimba (Rwanda), Stephen Green (United Kingdom) and Magali Silva Velarde-Álvarez (Peru).

The plenary sessions on 4 and 5 December provided an opportunity for ministers to make prepared statements.

On 5 December, ministers approved the accession of Yemen.

At the Closing Session on Saturday 7 December, a day later than scheduled, ministers adopted the “Bali Package” and a number of more routine decisions.


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Background materials


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Logistical information  

  • Plenary session — List of speakers
  • Presentation by the Indonesian Task Force: 6 June 2013
  • Indonesian Task Force logistical brochure: 6 June 2013