Cape Verde 'guaranteed' to join WTO

Trade officials in Cape Verde have confirmed that it will enter the World Trade Organisation (WTO) next year.

The general council of the WTO are almost certain to accept the bid at its next meeting, meaning that Cape Verde's national government has to ratify the deal before the middle of 2008.

Cape Verde initially requested membership in 1999, with a working group quickly set up to administer the process. However, its bid has only started to gather momentum in the last three years with several negotiation meetings taking place during this period.

« Back to Resort news