Informal discussions

Joint Initiatives Joint initiatives *

At the 11th Ministerial Conference in December 2017, like-minded groups of WTO members issued joint statements on advancing discussions on e-commerce, on developing a multilateral framework on investment facilitation, on launching a working group on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and on advancing ongoing talks on domestic regulation in services trade. In November 2020, a group of WTO members announced their intention to intensify work on trade and environmental sustainability at the WTO by organizing 'structured discussions'.

The groups are open to all WTO members.