Second China Round Table on WTO Accession for Least Developed Countries

The Future of the Multilateral Trading System: Perspectives of LDCS and Article XII Members

The “Second China Round Table on WTO Accession for LDCs” will take place from 15 to 18 October 2013, in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR.  The theme is “the Future of the World Trading System: Perspectives of LDCs and Article XII Members”. This Round Table is sponsored by the Government of China, hosted by the Government of Lao PDR, and organized by the WTO Secretariat, as part of the agreed activities in the China/WTO MOU.1

Date: 15-18 October 2013
Location: Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

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“Lao PDR is convinced that joining the WTO is not an end in itself, but the beginning of the road to lead our economy into full integration into the Multilateral Trading System.” (Statement at the 10th meeting of the Working Party on the Accession of Lao PDR)

- H.E. Dr Nam Viyaket, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Lao PDR

“China urges WTO Members to resist trade protectionism and maintain an open and fair multilateral trading system, driven by the recovery of the global economy in the backdrop of the current global economic downturn.” (Letter to Director-General Designate Roberto Azevêdo.)

- H.E. Mr. Gao Hucheng, Minister of Commerce of China


Draft Programme2



Lao PDR:
- H.E. Mr. Yong Chanthalangsy (Tel: + 41 22 798 2442 / Fax: + 41 22 798 2440 / email: [email protected])
- Mr. Santisouk Phounesavath (Tel: +85621 450065 / Fax: +85621 450066, Mobile phone: + 85620 77414607, +85620 2222 4807 / e-mail: [email protected] and/or [email protected])

WTO Secretariat:
- Mr. Dayong Yu (Tel: +41 22 739 6572 / Fax: +41 22 739 5690 / e-mail: [email protected])
- Ms. Maika Oshikawa (Tel: +41 22 739 5643 / Fax: +41 22 739 5764 / e-mail: [email protected])
- Ms. Anne Vittori (Tel: +41 22 739 5119 / Fax: +41 22 739 5724 / e-mail: [email protected])
- Mrs. Nadia Ferdi Demierre (Tel: +41 22 739 6560 / Fax: +41 22 739 5690 / e-mail: [email protected])

People's Republic of China:
- Mr. Xiankun Lu (Tel: +41 22 909 7690 / Fax: +41 22 909 7699 / e-mail: [email protected])
- Mr. Wen Cao (Tel: +41 22 909 7668 / Fax: +41 22 909 7699 / e-mail: [email protected])


1. In July 2011, the Government of the People’s Republic of China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the “China’s LDCs and Accessions Programme (“The China Programme”). This MOU was renewed for 2012-2013. The China Programme created a fund for an internship programme and an annual Round Table on Accessions to build capacity and technical skills in trade policy, including on accession negotiations, for Least-Developed Countries and non-LDCs.   back to text
2. Final Programme, presentations and Guidelines for Participants are posted on the Second China Round Table webpage:   back to text


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