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As experienced users of the multilateral trading system businesses worldwide have a vested interest in shaping the future of trade.

Aamal Group

Aamal Group

An effective implementation of WTO agenda has to consider calls for globalisation era as well as political imperatives of sustaining coalitions in support of multilateral mechanism. Well adapted rules meeting the 21st century challenges are a key factor for success. Finally, WTO will have to collaborate more effectively with other international economic organizations.”

Adidas

Adidas

We believe in free and sustainable trade. It is key to economic growth and prosperity around the world. A multilateral trading system allows to set global standards for trade that ensure fairness, transparency and reliability for the consumer.”

Agility

Agility

Advocating for trade means advocating for economic growth, poverty reduction, jobs creation and improvements of livelihoods.  These economic and social benefits follow when goods and services flow freely across borders. We stand firmly behind all efforts to create a more sustainable, inclusive and efficient global trading system in which free trade benefits are equitably shared.”

Airbus

Airbus

A fair trade environment and a smoothly-functioning global supply chain is the foundation of the aviation industry. Airbus’ position has always been: no one wins in a trade conflict and all benefit from open markets and a level playing field. Airbus deeply values the WTO and will spare no effort in pushing leaders for keeping this multilateral forum alive while making the appropriate adjustments it requires.”

Alibaba

Alibaba

No one can stop globalization and no one can stop trade. We firmly believe multilateral trading system provide developing countries and young people with more opportuniteis in the digital era.”

Alstom

Alstom

Alstom is in favour of free and fair trade, as a means to enhance prosperity and sustainable development. International trade rules should be strengthened to create a level playing field and should be adapted to fight climate change.”

ASR

ASR

Concerted business messaging in support of open global trade and the rules-based order deserves priority attention. ASR focusses on international flows of services, investment, talent, ideas and data.

We advocate new governance on cross-border e-commerce/digital trade and efficient domestic services regulation. ASR supports fresh approaches in the WTO, plurilateral action and regulatory cooperation in support of economic growth and development.”

BASF

BASF

BASF is a dedicated supporter of free and fair trade and the rules-based multilateral trading system. The chemicals sector is one of the world’s biggest exporters and operates within complex supply chains transforming raw materials into end products. BASF and its customers benefit when the WTO addresses tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade aligned with the 21st century challenges.”

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas

In order to address the profound changes and ensuing challenges that the international trade community is  and will be confronted with, all available forces and resources available need to be mobilised so as to enable countering costly inefficiencies, practical hurdles and trade barriers. A platform for exchange of ideas in this respect is then a necessary step going forward.”

BT Group

BT Group

We live in a very complex world. The challenges of globalisation, digitisation and climate change can only be solved together. The WTO plays a key role. It is not perfect. We all know that. But we need it and we have to reform it. Especially, in telecoms we rely on rules that are fair, transparent and enforceable.”

Cargill

Cargill

Cargill’s business is feeding a hungry world. That means that food must be able to move to where it is needed, when it is needed—across countries, continents and oceans. To accomplish this, we need access to an unrestricted, open trading system that connects all members of the world community. Using that system of trade, we can provide communities around the world with a dependable, affordable and nutritious food supply.”

Ceibos Group

Ceibos Group

The value of a rules-based trade framework is paramount to encourage a steady pattern of growth, investment, jobs. We need to promote an efficient fast track way of setting agreements with simple majorities and a catch up clause and a role for WTO setting best-in-class-standards for labelling, environmental impact and traceability and being the fall back arbiter of disputes catering and promoting such to the end constituents who are the consumers.”

China Investment Corporation

China Investment Corporation

The rules-based multilateral trading system is the bedrock of economic globalisation and free trade, and provides important safeguards for win-win outcomes. Its authority and efficacy should be respected and protected.”

China Poly Group Corporation Limited

China Poly Group Corporation Limited

We reiterate the value and primacy of the multilateral trading system. We reaffirm our commitment to strengthen a rules-based, transparent, non-discriminatory, open and inclusive multilateral trading system, which is the key to job creation, sustained economic recovery, and balanced growth and development.”

Citi

Citi

The multilateral trade and investment system, for the past 70 years, has fueled global growth unprecedented in human history.  But there are 21st century realities that the rules-based system must address if it is to remain relevant. Citi looks forward to the opportunity to contribute its 200-years of global financial experience to the  Global Dialogue on Trade.”

Contact Group Facilitated by USCIB

Contact Group Facilitated by USCIB

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Corporacion America

Corporacion America

The multilateral trading system is the guarantee for fair international commerce development and to create predictability for companies and a legal structure that lets every country act as a member of the international community, protected by rules.

International trade rose to 30% of the global GDP because it was based on multilateralism. To improve it would let transitional trade contribute to a better world economy.”

DAIMLER

DAIMLER

Daimler is a truly global company with global value chains – including research and development, purchasing, production and sales. In many cases, parts and components cross borders several times before the complete vehicle is sold. Consequently, Daimler is fully supportive of an open, rules-based and fair trade environment in which all stakeholders can benefit from the positive effects of trade on wealth – and also of adapting the system to the needs of the future.”

Deloitte

Deloitte

Trade is a powerful catalyst for growth and opportunity. We must use our voice to showcase all the positive stories of impact, all the while working together to strengthen the rules and structures to bring evermore inclusiveness to the multilateral system.”

DIAGEO

DIAGEO

Trade is the lifeblood of Diageo, our brands are exported to over 180 countries. We benefit enormously from the multilateral trading system and cannot go backwards from here, the private sector has a key role to play by working with governments and other stakeholders to demonstrate that the gains from trade are fully realized for the benefit of all.” 

ebay

ebay

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Ericsson

Ericsson

The global uptake of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) creates tremendous benefits to our societies – spurring innovation, productivity, efficiency, employment and sustainable growth. A global, open multilateral trading system is necessary in order to secure the spread and uptake of ICT around the world, ensuring connectivity for all and breaking down remaining barriers to the free flow of goods, services and data.”

Facebook

Facebook

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FastTrackTrade

FastTrackTrade

FastTrackTrade is an example of a neutral, digital and multilateral trading system based on blockchain.”

IFA Group

IFA Group

Automotive as a global industry with a large group of OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers with many parts travelling around the globe sometimes in multi directions. Barrier free trade is of essence to our industry.”

IISIA

IISIA

Nobody wants war and antagonism. Instead, everybody wants peace, freedom, economic growth and prosperity. Based on this simple but basic human principle, we strongly support the Global Dialogue on Trade, a newly established online platform for the multilateral trading system. As long as it survives, we can avoid repeating historic disaster in past wars. Our collective wisdom is urgently asked.”

ING

ING

Trade generates economic growth, fosters relationships across countries and communities and springs new opportunities. Globalisation can impact local job growth, identity and culture – with uncertainties. But to choose to restrict trade and openness is not the answer in our connected and fast changing world. We strongly support an open and fair multilateral trading system.”

JP Morgan Hong Kong

JP Morgan Hong Kong

During times of uncertainty, we should not underestimate the importance of international trade. The multilateral system has helped lift up the developing world and has enhanced developed economies. Trade truly is a two-way street, with broad benefits for all. We must continually strive for a robust rules-based system, promoting healthy competition and enabling the global sharing of goods and ideas.”

Keidanren

Keidanren

The multilateral trading system is essential for global economic growth and the WTO lies at the heart of such a system. It is difficult to imagine any trade agreement being reached that covers as many countries as the WTO. While the WTO faces difficult challenges, its significance remains undiminished and its functions should be reinforced.”

L’Oréal

L’Oréal

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Merchant Partners

Merchant Partners

Global trade has now become an integral life blood of the world economy. Every aspect of trade and commerce are complexly intertwined in the economic, social and political fabric of many economies which have greatly improved the livelihood of many people in the world. With an ever more advanced and sophisticated interconnected world, the multilateral trading system needs to be kept up and renewed. The world needs a functioning and up-to-date rule system that will continue to be the pillar for the advancement of world trade.”

Microsoft

Microsoft

Microsoft is excited to join the Global Dialogue on Trade. The WTO plays a vital role at the heart of the multilateral trading system and we welcome this initiative to help the WTO and the multilateral system meet the challenges of the 21st century.”

NATPET

NATPET

The open trading system based on multilateral rules was shaped through free trade. This continues to be the catalyst for economic growth since GATT and the founding of the WTO.

The call for a trade rules overhaul is a good idea. However, it must be progressed and accomplished under agreed principles of the multilateral trading system.”

NiPSA

NiPSA

The multilateral trading system can be supportive of the global fight against poverty and economic exclusion by promoting inclusive economic development and participatory governance. The sustainable development goals is a global tool that the multilateral trading system should leverage on by ensuring that no one is left behind either as an individual, corporate entity or country.”

Ooredoo

Ooredoo

The WTO should strive to have a transparent, fair and non-discriminatory multilateral trading system which would promote trading globally and safeguard small economies from the dominance of giant economies such as the US and China.”

Orano

Orano

Orano is a world leader in the production and recycling of nuclear materials, waste management and dismantling. As a provider of carbon-free energy solutions to customers on all ontinents, we have thrived as part of a reliable global supply chain which is highly dependent on the contiued existence of a multilateral, rules-based trading system.”

Pan Energy

Pan Energy

Efficient global trade is key for development and economic growth. We must build upon the lessons learned in decades of multilateral trading to ensure we have an open and stable system that adapts to today´s dynamic businesses.”

Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard

The multilateral trading system is critical for our business and its growth. Many jobs at Pernod Ricard depend upon it, whether our export units in Scotland, Australia, France or Sweden or our distribution companies in 80 countries worldwide. The multilateral trading system supported our growth in emerging markets, especially in recent WTO accession countries like China, Russia or Vietnam.”

Mr. Alexandre Ricard
Chairman & CEO 

Philip Morris International

Philip Morris International

A multilateral trading system based on non-discriminatory and predictable rules is essential for companies -big and small- to invest, create jobs and develop new and better products to the benefit of consumers worldwide.

We support free and sustainable trade, and therefore welcome this initiative to reinforce the dialogue about the improvement of the multilateral trading system to, ultimately, ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.”

RSPP

RSPP

The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) remains committed to the guiding principles of the multilateral trading system with the WTO at its core. In these times of rising unilateralism and protectionism we are convinced that only through concerted efforts we can promote regulatory coherence and unlock the potential of international trade and investment as the key drivers of global economic growth.”

Swiss Re

Swiss Re

Trade benefits all. Trade creates jobs, economic growth and development, and thus wealth for an ever broader number of people. Today, more than ever, it is important to underline this fundamental fact and to call upon everyone to support free trade.”

Syngenta

Syngenta

The rules-based multilateral trading system plays a crucial role in balancing legitimate public interests and companies´ freedom to operate. It recognises government rights to regulate, leverages the mutually beneficial global, economic benefits of comparative advantage and supports delivery of Sustainable Development Goals of reducing unequal access to food and ensuring sustainable food production.”

Unilever

Unilever

We need to harness markets, to unlock the investment flows that are critical to delivering the Sustainable Development Goals. By removing unnecessary barriers and creating a fair and level playing field, the multilateral trade system is a critical engine for achieving this, helping us ultimately to move towards more sustainable growth economy.”

UPS

UPS

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