November 15, 2023

DDG Ellard calls for APEC leadership in reforming the WTO, delivering at MC13

At the 2023 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting in San Francisco on 15 November, Deputy Director-General Angela Ellard emphasized the role of the WTO in achieving an open, dynamic, resilient, inclusive and peaceful Asia-Pacific community. She called for APEC leadership in reforming the multilateral trading system and said the best way to strengthen it is to deliver positive outcomes at the WTO’s upcoming 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) that demonstrate how trade helps raise living standards, improve people’s lives and protect the environment. Her remarks are below.

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