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