Sixth WTO Ministerial Conference - Hong Kong 2005
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The Ministerial Conference is the organization’s highest-level decision-making body. It meets “at least once every two years”, as required by the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization — the WTO’s founding charter. The Sixth WTO Ministerial Conference was held in Hong Kong, China from 13 to 18 December 2005. See the website of the Host Government.

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