World Trade Organization (WTO)
Brunei Darussalam remains committed to strengthening the rules-based, transparent, nondiscriminatory, open, and inclusive multilateral trading system as enshrined in the principles and values of the WTO. Brunei Darussalam has been a WTO Member since 1 January 1995. Membership provides Brunei Darussalam with a voice and a stake in the multilateral trading system.
So far, nine Ministerial Conferences have been held: Singapore (1996), Geneva (1998), Seattle (1999), Doha (2001), Cancun (2003), Hong Kong (2005), Geneva (2009 and 2011) and Bali (2013).
Doha Development Agenda
Brunei Darussalam welcomes the progress made in the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) process, in particular the adoption of the "Bali Package" during the 9th Ministerial Conference (MC9) in 2013.
Brunei Darussalam's Third WTO Trade Policy Review
The third Trade Policy Review of Brunei Darussalam was held on 10 – 12 February 2015. During the TPR, Brunei Darussalam was commended by the WTO Secretariat and WTO Members for moving ahead with significant legislative and regulatory reforms, particularly on strengthening the legal frameworks in areas such as business environment, financial services, fisheries, intellectual property, and Technical Barriers to Trade.
Additionally, WTO members appreciated Brunei Darussalam's strong support for the multilateral trading system as seen through the notification of its 'Category A' commitments under the Trade Facilitation Agreement and restraints from ever using trade remedy measures. Brunei Darussalam previous TPR was held in 2001 and 2008.
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