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Zambia urges World Trade Organization to sustain Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)

By Felix Katyetye

Zambia is among other countries participating in the Thirteenth World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC13) currently underway in Abu Dhabi.

The significant gathering, spanning from February 26 to 29, 2024, convenes Ministers and Senior Officials from across the globe to deliberate on the intricate rules and regulations that govern international trade building upon the achievements of the preceding MC12, which took place in Geneva in June 2022.
The 13th Ministerial Conference aims to advance discussions on critical issues such as fisheries subsidies, food insecurity, and e-commerce.

And Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry Mrs. Lillian Bwalya has called on WTO to ensure Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is sustained to help Least Development Countries (LDCs) to continue building their trade related capacities.

Bwalya said the EIF and WTO have played pivotal roles in bolstering trade development agendas, particularly for Least Developed Countries.

Meanwhile, WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has underscored the necessity of ramping up Aid for Trade, particularly for LDCs and small businesses, to facilitate their integration into global supply chains.

The 13th Ministerial Conference aims to advance discussions on critical issues such as fisheries subsidies, food insecurity, and e-commerce.

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