March 19, 2024

Members supporting Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement discuss next steps

WTO members who are parties to the Investment Facilitation for Development (IFD) Agreement discussed the way forward at a meeting on 19 March, reiterating their aim to incorporate it into the WTO framework as a most-favoured-nation-based plurilateral agreement open to all members. Participants welcomed two members (Democratic Republic of the Congo and Côte d’Ivoire) who joined the Agreement during the 13th Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi. Burkina Faso also announced it was joining, bringing to 125 the number of co-sponsors requesting the Agreement to become part of the WTO’s legal architecture.

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