September 29, 2023

WTO holds first post-Nairobi full membership meeting; Turkmenistan considering membership

Alicia Nicholls

This week the World Trade Organisation (WTO) held its first full membership meeting after the 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi last December. For the WTO’s news item on the meeting, please visit here.

Turkmenistan considering WTO membership

In other news, Turkmenistan is said to be considering WTO membership. According to Azer News, the EU proposed Turkmenistan for WTO membership in 2011 and Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister reportedly held several meetings in Geneva this week, including with Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the WTO. For the full Azer News article, please see here.

Alicia Nicholls B.Sc., M.Sc., LL.B. is a trade and development consultant with a keen interest in sustainable development, international law and trade. The following information is for general You can read more of her commentaries and follow her on Twitter @LicyLaw.


The Caribbean Trade Law and Development Blog is owned and was founded by Alicia Nicholls, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Dist.), LL.B. (Hons), a Caribbean-based trade and development consultant. She writes and presents regularly on trade and development matters affecting the Caribbean and other small states. You can follow her on Twitter @LicyLaw. All views expressed on this Blog are Alicia's personal views and do NOT necessarily reflect the views of any institution or entity with which she may from time to time be affiliated.

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