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GENEVA – Following the AGC’s successful delivery of the final Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) statement and the significant results of the APEC meetings held in Boracay last May 2015, Philippine Permanent Representative to the WTO, Ambassador Esteban B. Conejos, Jr., convened the third Heads of Delegation (HoD) meeting of the APEC Geneva Caucus (AGC) on 23 September 2015 at the Centre William Rappard. With Permanent Representatives and Geneva-based officers of the 21 APEC Economies present at the meeting, Ambassador Conejos reiterated the AGC’s main objective of drafting and endorsing the...
GENEVA – Following its first meeting on 17 February 2015, as well as three succeeding technical-level meetings to draft the statement supporting the multilateral trading system for the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) meeting in Boracay in May 2015, Philippine Permanent Representative to the WTO, Ambassador Esteban B. Conejos, Jr., convened the second Heads of Delegation (HoD) meeting of the APEC Geneva Caucus (AGC) on 11 May 2015 at the Centre William Rappard.
GENEVA – As the Philippines takes over the chairmanship of the APEC Geneva Caucus (AGC) in 2015, following China’s successful chairmanship, Philippine Permanent Representative to the WTO, Ambassador Esteban B. Conejos, Jr., convened its first meeting on 17 February 2015 at the Centre William Rappard. In attendance were Permanent Representatives and other Geneva-based officers of the 21 APEC member economies, who lauded the presentations of Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for International Economic Relations and APEC 2015 SOM Chair, Laura Q. Del Rosario, and Ambassador Conejos, Jr. as chairman of the...
GENEVA - Key officials of the Philippines met with World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevêdo yesterday to discuss the Philippine chairmanship of APEC 2015 and possible synergies with the work of the WTO this year. Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Laura Q. del Rosario, the APEC 2015 SOM Chair, together with Ambassador Esteban B. Conejos, Jr., Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), and Ambassador Cecilia B. Rebong, Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva, called on the Director General after meeting with the APEC Geneva...
(L-R: Deputy Director General (DDG) David Sharke, DDG Yi Xiaozhun, General Council Chairman Jonathan Fried,Director General Roberto Azevêdo, Philippine Permanent Representative Esteban B. Conejos, Jr.,PCTF Secretary Nora Neufeld, Chef de Cabinet Tim Yeend) GENEVA - "The WTO is back on track," said Director General Roberto Azevêdo, thanks in large part to the constructive engagement of all WTO Members, including the Philippines, and the efforts of Ambassador Esteban B. Conejos, Jr. as Chairman of the Preparatory Committee on Trade Facilitation (PCTF). Decisions related to public stockholding for food...


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