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. 

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Topics: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) G20

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

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