Trade & investment

Open letter to Trade Ministers

  • 23 November 2021

Open letter to Trade Ministers

Ahead of the 12th WTO ministerial conference (MC12), ICC has issued an open letter to trade ministers calling for the leadership required to demonstate a fit-for-the-21st Century World Trade Organization.

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Signed by ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO on behalf of global business, this open letter to trade ministers underscores the importance of MC12 for ICC and highlights desired deliverables from the gathering  – notably on WTO reform and digital trade.

The letter also refers to ICC’s more detailed recommendations in Global Business Priorities for the WTO, developed following extensive consultation process across ICC’s global network of over 45 million businesses—over 65% of which come from developing countries.