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Second Council conclusions on the 10th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference

Council of the EU
  • 20/12/2015
  • 11:05
  • Press release
  • 957/15
  • International trade & customs
20/12/2015
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  1. The Council was informed by the Commission of latest developments in the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference. It shared the Commission's assessment of the overall package and welcomed the conclusion of the negotiations on the revised Information Technology Agreement.
  2. In the absence of final texts, the Council agreed that the EU's position joining the consensus in the Ministerial meeting would be presented to the WTO and reflected in the written conclusions of the Conference, on the understanding that the EU will follow up the results of the Ministerial Meeting in accordance with its internal procedures and without prejudice to the division of competencies between the EU and its Member States.
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