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          Highlights from the Bali Ministerial

          Bali, Indonesia, 18 December 2013

          At the Ninth Ministerial Conference, held in Bali, Indonesia, from 3 to 7 December 2013, ministers adopted the “Bali Package”, a series of decisions aimed at streamlining trade, allowing developing countries more options for providing food security, boosting least-developed countries’ trade and helping development more generally. They also adopted a number of more routine decisions and accepted Yemen as a new member of the WTO.

          Speakers

          Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the Republic of Indonesia
          Roberto Azevêdo, WTO Director-General
          Gita Wirjawan, MC9 Chairman and Trade Minister, Republic of Indonesia
          Bayu Krisnamurthi, Vice Minister of Trade, Republic of Indonesia
          Dr Saadaldeen Talib, Minister of Industry and Trade, Republic of Yemen
          Jean-Guy Carrier, ICC Secretary General