Date and Time: Thursday 5th December 2013 ~~~ 9:00 – 10:30
Location: Bougainville Room
Theme: Strengthening the Multilateral Trading System (E15initiative Stream)


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Session Objectives

The E15 expert group on the Functioning of the WTO is designed to produce a series of ideas for institutional reform of the intergovernmental trade organisation, for it to continue to play an important role in global trade rulemaking. The hearing will focus on one of the current proposals; the creation of an intermediate body with consultative character to provide guidance, ideas, impulses, agenda-setting and some regime management functions. E15 experts will explain their vision for the intermediate body, policy makers will comment, to be followed by an interactive dialogue with the audience.