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Monday 9 October 2017

Australian Trade Minister to Take Part in WTO Informal Gathering in Morocco

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Australian Trade Minister to Take Part in WTO Informal Gathering in Morocco

Australian trade minister, Steven Ciobo, will participate on October 9 and 10, 2017, in the WTO meeting in Marrakech.

“At the Marrakesh meeting, we will discuss priorities and prospects for the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11), to be held in Buenos Aires in December,” Ciobo said in a press release.

“I will attend a meeting of ministers from the Cairns Group of agricultural exporting countries to support Australian farmers by progressing our goal of levelling the playing field in international agricultural trade,” he added.

According to the same source, Ciobo will also launch, in Marrakech, the inaugural meeting of the Australia Morocco Business Council.

Marrakech meeting will be the third, and last, gathering of trade ministers before the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December 2017.