Minister Fast Attends OECD and WTO Ministerial Meetings
May 29-30, 2013
Minister Fast concluded his active participation in meetings with counterparts from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in order to advance Canadian interests.
While in Paris, Minister Fast also welcomed the joint OECD-WTO report on global value chains, which will help governments gain a better understanding of the interconnectedness of trade and the world economy. Minister Fast also met with WTO Director General-designate Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo and made clear Canada’s belief that meaningful progress on trade liberalization must be made at the WTO ministerial conference, which is scheduled to be held in December 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.
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