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Geneva, Switzerland (12 June 2022) – Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo and Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Fermin D. Adriano are co-heading the Philippine Delegation participating in the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) being held at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters from 12 – 15 June 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Ministerial Conference, which was postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is taking on several critical issues such as concluding the Fisheries Subsidies negotiations, a Ministerial Decision on...
  PH, TH thank AUS for facilitating cigarette trade dispute understanding   Philippine and Thai delegations to the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) have expressed gratitude to the Australian government through Assistant Minister for Trade Don Farrell (middle) for the successful facilitation by Australian Ambassador to the WTO George Mina (first from right) of the Philippine-Thai negotiations on an agreement aimed to settle cigarette trade disputes between the two ASEAN countries. Minister Farell is in Geneva as one of the three vice-chairs of MC12, where he advocated for a WTO pandemic...
  Ambassador Manuel A.J. Teehankee and Mr. Emmanuel Garibay 31 May 2022 The Philippines Missions in Geneva unveiled on 20 May 2022 a grand mural with the theme of the Global Filipino.  The Global Filipinomural, which measures an impressive 3.5 meters by 5 meters, was borne from Ambassador Manuel A.J. Teehankee’s idea to collaborate with renowned Filipino artist Mr. Emmanuel “Manny” Garibay’s on the creation of an ambitious artistic centerpiece for the newly opened Philippine Chancery Building in Geneva. The Formal Unveiling was co-hosted by Ambassador Manuel A.J. Teehankee, Permanent...
Officers and staff of the Philippine Mission to the WTO in Geneva sing the National Anthem in commemoration of the 122th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence (12 June 2020) H.E. Ambassador Manuel A.J. Teehankee, Philippine Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization, delivering the Independence Day message of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte  
(L-R): Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration - H.E. Mr. Dagfinn SØRLI (Norway); Committee on Balance-of-Payments Restrictions – H.E. Miss Cheryl K. SPENCER (Jamaica); Committee on Trade and Development – H.E. Mr. Chad BLACKMAN (Barbados); Committee on Trade Facilitation – H.E. Mohammad Qurban HAQJO (Afghanistan); Dispute Settlement Body – H.E. Dr. David WALKER (New Zealand); General Council – H.E. Ms. Sunanta KANGVALKULKIJ (Thailand); Trade Policy Review Body – H.E. Mr. Manuel A.J. TEEHANKEE (Philippines); Council for Trade in Goods  H.E. Mr. José Luís CANCELA GÓMEZ (Uruguay);...