WTO Delegation Concludes Visit To Liberia

L-R: Min. Diggs, Ms. Zheng and Mr. Degbelo
L-R: Min. Diggs, Ms. Zheng and Mr. Degbelo
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A two-member delegation from the World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded a three-day visit to Liberia with focus on the country’s Trade Policy Review.

 ­The two-member WTO delegation was headed by Ms. Zheng WANG and included Mr. Jacques Degbelo as member.

While in Liberia, the delegation held technical meetings with representatives from Ministries, Agencies and Commissions of the Liberian Government (MACs), including the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Agriculture, Liberia Revenue Authority, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, among others.

The  WTO delegation also held separate meetings with other key stakeholders as per its agenda and schedule to ascertain Liberia’s level of preparedness.

The visit by the two-member team from the WTO was part of the first review process for Liberia’s Trade Policy Regime that is due in March 2023, since her ascendency to the WTO membership in July 2016.

The World Trade Organization conducts trade policy review of all member states on a periodic basis in fulfillment of the transparency mechanism  and adherence to WTO agreements and protocols.

 

Liberia’s admittance into the WTO followed many years of constructive work and collaboration with relevant partners, thereby leading to the endorsement of her Memorandum of Foreign Trade Regime by the global trade body.

Earlier during a brief program at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Congo Town, the Intellectual Property Consultant and Senior Advisor, Office of the Minister, Mr. Roland Walter Morris, said Liberia was happy to receive the delegation. Mr. Morris told the team that Commerce and Industry Minister, Madam  Mawine Guetta Diggs could not grace the occasion due to other important national engagements and wished the delegation  healthy deliberations.

 

Jacob N.B. Parley

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