G20 Trade Ministers Call for "Urgent" Discussions on WTO Update and Efforts to Boost Confidence in Trade

September 20, 2018

Trade and investment ministers from the G20 coalition of major advanced and emerging economies met last Friday in Mar del Plata, Argentina, calling for intensified “dialogue and action” towards updating the WTO system, tamping down on risk, and ensuring sustainable economic growth. 

The 14 September meeting in the coastal Argentine city brought together top-ranking officials from countries that together make up 75 percent of international trade and 80 percent of global investment. The ministerial meeting was preceded by the G20 Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG), which was convened on 12-13 September in the same city. 

Read Full Article: Link


Topics: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) G20

Authors: INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ICTSD)

RTA

In Other News

APEC Leaders Debate Approach to Trade Tensions, WTO Issues at Port Moresby Summit

November 22, 2018

Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies wrapped up their annual summit this past weekend in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, tackling a host of subjects relating to region...READ MORE

EU, South Africa Discuss Options for Closer Economic Ties at Presidential Summit

November 22, 2018

South African leaders met with their European counterparts in Brussels for a presidential summit on 15 November to discuss future opportunities for cooperation, including on economic issues. Discus...READ MORE