Trade Minister to attend World Economic Forum
Trade Minister Tim Groser is to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.The forum runs from January 27-31. The annual informal meeting of trade ministers at the forum will consider remaining issues preventing the conclusion of the WTO Doha R
Trade Minister Tim Groser is to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
The forum runs from January 27-31. The annual informal meeting of trade ministers at the forum will consider remaining issues preventing the conclusion of the WTO Doha Round of trade talks.
After the forum Mr Groser will visit China and Japan.
In Beijing between February 1 and 3, Mr Groser will meet Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming and officials responsible for trade and climate change.
"I'll discuss economic and trade issues, including our shared interests in the continuing success of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which has supported strong two way trade growth in 2009.
"2010 shapes as a big year in New Zealand-China relations and so I will also be discussing New Zealand's commitment to the Shanghai Expo this year, along with climate change and New Zealand's Global Research Alliance proposal," Mr Groser said.
He will visit Tokyo on February 4 and 5 and will meet ministers responsible for trade, agriculture and the environment.
"Visiting Tokyo builds on the momentum of the Prime Minister's visit last October and will reinforce New Zealand's desire for closer trade ties with Japan," Mr Groser said.
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