International Trade Minister Ed Fast Stands Firmly Against Protectionism at WTO Ministerial Meeting

December 15, 2011 - Geneva, Switzerland - International Trade Minister Ed Fast today joined World Trade Organization member economies in making a pledge “to fight all forms of protectionism in the strongest terms” at the eighth World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Geneva. Minister Fast and his counterparts pledged that their economies would not raise new barriers to trade in goods and services, impose new export restrictions or implement WTO-inconsistent measures, including those that stimulate exports.

Please consult Minister Fast Visits Europe and Attends WTO Meeting and Minister Fast's photo gallery.

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Rudy Husny
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Office of the Honourable Ed Fast
Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway
613-992-7332

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