Date : June 30, 2021
Video report: Japanese Initiatives for WTO Reform (Mr. Noriaki Abe, Director, International Trade Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
post date : 2021.07.06
The G7 Summit in Cornwall, England, which ended on June 13, recognized the need for free and fair trade and WTO reforms including modernized rules. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga also stressed the importance of WTO reforms and maintaining the multilateral trade system in order to “build back better.” However, there is also the viewpoint that the reason behind these efforts is to keep China in check.
The FPCJ invited Mr. Noriaki Abe, Director of the International Trade Division of the Economic Affairs Bureau, to speak about attempting difficult WTO reforms which involve China and other countries outside the G7, and what initiatives Japan will be working on to that end.
The briefing had a total of 38 participants including journalists from China, Germany, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and the UK.
■Date: July 6 (Tues), 2021, 11:00-12:30
■Theme: Japanese Initiatives for WTO Reform
■Briefer: Mr. Noriaki Abe, Director, International Trade Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation
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