On December 4th 2020, the Friends of Multilateralism Group (FMG) and the Punta del Este Group (PEG) have organized a virtual meeting titled “MSMEs Package: practical approaches to help MSMEs trade”.


José Luís CANCELA GÓMEZ, Ambassador of Uruguay and Coordinator of the Informal Working Group on MSMEs of the WTO gave the keynote speech to the participants, introducing the recommendations and declarations of the package, and further steps aimed at facilitating the participation of smaller businesses in international trade. Hamid MAMDOUH, FMG member, and former Director of the Trade in Services and Investment Division of WTO made comments as the discussant.


Ambassadors of some members of the WTO, and FMG and PEG members participated in the meeting.


Anabel GONZALEZ from FMG moderated the meeting.


Annex: Program of the virtual meeting




Venue: Zoom meeting – Friday 4th December at 15:00 (Geneva time)

The WTO news report on MSMEs Package can be viewed via: