Conclusion of Bilateral Negotiations between the Union of the Comoros and Japan on the Accession of Comoros to the WTO (July 28, 2017)



 On 28 July, at the Mission of Japan in Geneva, H.E. Ambassador Junichi IHARA on behalf of the Government of Japan and H.E. Ambassador Sultan CHOUZOUR on behalf of the Government of the Union of the Comoros signed the documents indicating the conclusion of the bilateral negotiations on the accession of Comoros to the WTO.

 The accession process of Comoros to the WTO began in 2007. Since then, negotiations in both multilateral and bilateral levels have been carried out. The conclusion of bilateral negotiations with Japan is an important step forward for Comoros to realize its accession to the WTO. It is expected that Comoros’s early accession to the WTO will further strengthen the multilateral trading system and contribute to the global economic growth.



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