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Outcome of the WTO 12th Ministerial Conference. What's in it for Africa and Morocco?
Said El Hachimi
July 27, 2022

Sleepless nights and the tireless search for compromise allowed WTO members to agree on concrete deliverables during the WTO 12th Ministerial Conference held last June. Those results reinforce Multilateralism. And this is a significant gain given the multiplicity of global crises that surround us. The Outcome include 6 Agreements, Declarations and Ministerial Decisions that respond to some of today's challenges, notably on Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability as well as responses to Pandemics or Food Security.

This paper analyses this outcome from the perspective of African & Moroccan interests in these negotiations. It concludes with potential synergies between WTO Agreements & negotiations and the AfCFTA.