2015-10-05: EU ratification of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Faciliation Agreement

Ratifications will soon reach 1/3 of WTO countries




Going to G20 trade minister's meeting tomorrow. Will discuss Doha round and Nairobi meeting. EU pushes for ambitious, comprehensive deal.



https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dda_e/dda_e.htm: The Doha Round is the latest round of trade negotiations among the WTO membership.


10th WTO Ministerial Conference to take place in Nairobi, Kenya in mid-December


The blog: #G20 discussions in Istanbul + final step for EU participation in simplified global customs procedures http://ec.europa.eu/commission/2014-2019/malmstrom/blog/istanbul-customs-modernisation-g20-talks_en … /JL



"The Trade Facilitation Agreement aims to simplify and modernise customs procedures worldwide, in a way that will help small businesses access new export opportunities. The deal was agreed during the WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali two years ago. Once fully implemented, it will significantly improve customs operations around the globe. Today, we add another 28 signatures.


Now that the EU has completed the ratification procedure, I can only hope that our partners, who have not yet done so, will also ratify it very soon. The number of countries that have completed their internal procedures is soon reaching one third of the WTO members. Others should follow soon, so that our small companies, as well as entrepreneurs in developing countries, can experience the difference the deal will make."



Bilateral meetings In preparation of G20 trade ministers meeting and discussions on Doha. Suitable to discuss trade sitting by the Bosphorus



Bosphorus: An important commercial shipping channel connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara and by extension, the Aegean Sea and the Mediterrannean Sea.

Source: Wikipedia


turkey bosphorus map





Interpretation: Alkinoos Ioannidis

Music and Lurics: Nikos Zoudiaris

Album: "As secretely and quietly" ("as in a secret -or mystical- and quiet manner") 


"I want to drink all Bosporus" - The borders of the world are changing in my heart

(to drink, to consume, to ingest)