MSMEs New Issues - Joint Statements

Issues discussed at the MSMEs Joint Statement Meetings: 2018-2019

Since co-signing a joint statement in at the 11th WTO ministerial conference on establishing an Informal Work Programme for MSMEs, a group of 89 WTO members have started considering challenges faced by MSMEs through meetings since last year. The members will ultimately work towards establishing a formal work programme for MSMEs at the next Ministerial Conference. This note provides an overview of the group and the work undertaken so far, including on issues such as access to information and markets.