PSI will be attending the ministerial meeting and encourages our affiliates to consider attending – particularly those unions who have members affected by the Trade Facilitation Agreement. In some countries affiliates can register as part of the official delegation, as this will provide you with much greater access to the negotiations. To do so you will need to approach your trade minister or the ministry soon. For those not able to secure representation as part of the country delegation, you can register as non-government representatives. In this case, please list your local union as the accrediting organisation and not PSI.
The accreditation process for non-government-organisations has now opened and you can register at: http://www.wto.org/ministerial. Affiliates are urged to register as soon as possible as registrations close on 13 October but may close earlier if filled sooner than that. Once you have registered it is recommended that you contact the Indonesian authorities to inquire about visas.
Please inform Pauline.Chase@world-psi.org if you have registered so that we can co-ordinate PSI activity. PSI will be forwarding further information to affiliates about our activities and preparations in advance of the meeting.
For more information:
- PSI statement on the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) - (in multiple languages)
- PSI statement on 9th WTO Ministerial Conference (in multiple languages)
- PSI Trade In Services Agreement event in Bali
- Commentary on WTO by PSI General Secretary - Rosa Pavanelli
- Global Unions Statement of Priorities for the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference
- Global civil society statement on failed negotiations