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Policy Proposals  Trade, Investiment, EPA/FTA Towards the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference

(Provisional translation)
September 14, 2021
Keidanren

Towards the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference

  1. Formulation and Modernization of the WTO Rules
    1. 1. Addressing Global Issues
      1. (1) Trade and Health
      2. (2) Trade and Environment
      3. (3) Fisheries Subsidies
    2. 2. Addressing Market-Distorting Measures
    3. 3. Addressing Digitalization
  2. Review of Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT) for Developing Countries
  3. Restoration of the Dispute Settlement System

Annex 1: Issues to be Addressed for the Restoration of the Function of the WTO

  1. Formulation and Modernization of the WTO Rules
    1. 1. Addressing Global Issues
      1. (1) Trade and Health
      2. (2) Trade and Environment
      3. (3) Fisheries Subsidies
    2. 2. Adressing Market-Distorting Measures
    3. 3. Addressing Digitalization
      1. (1) WTO Discipline on E-commerce
      2. (2) Expanding the Membership of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and Updating its List of Products
    4. 4. Addressing Cross-Border Business Activities
      1. (1) Disciplines on Services Domestic Regulation
      2. (2) Investment Facilitation
      3. (3) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
  2. Reviewing the Status of Developing Countries
  3. Restoration of the Dispute Settlement System
  4. Reform of the Notification System

Annex 2: Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) and Information Technology Agreement (ITA)

  1. Goods to be negotiated under the EGA
  2. Expansion of the membership of the ITA and update of its list of products

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