The Minister furthermore chaired this year’s first meeting of the Ottawa Team on WTO reform and participated in other WTO-related meetings to discuss key priorities plus solutions toward delivering a solid outcome at the WTO’s 13th Ministerial Conference, to be kept in February 2024. Over the margins of the informal ministerial meeting, Minister Ng kept bilateral meetings with her counterparts, including Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative, plus Kemi Badenoch, U. K. Secretary of State for International Trade, to reinforce commercial ties and to discuss progress on shared industry priorities. Rules-based trade and international cooperation are vital to cultivating resilient and inclusive economic growth and prosperity around the world. January 21, 2023 – Ottawa, Ontario : Global Affairs Canada Minister Ng furthermore participated in a panel dialogue on the world’s transition to an intangible, knowledge-based economy. The Minister highlighted the Europe Digital Adoption Program, which usually supports Canadian businesses within the intangibles and knowledge-based sectors, helping them to innovate, range and compete around the world. This week, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Worldwide Trade, Export Promotion, Small company and Economic Development, participated in a WTO informal ministerial meeting hosted by Switzerland in Davos and fulfilled with international counterparts to progress work on shared trade priorities. Minister Ng endorsed the particular Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate joint declaration to ensure that climate action are at the heart of global industry policies. As a member of the Coalition, Canada is committed to working with its international partners in order to accelerate action to fight climate change and develop a more sustainable and long lasting economy. In the Ottawa Group meeting, Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) Ng and her Ottawa Group counterparts discussed next steps in the implementation of the fisheries subsidies agreement which was agreed to at the 12thMinisterial Conference and the extension of the aufschub on customs duties upon electronic transmissions. At the Swiss-hosted WTO informal ministerial meeting, Minister Ng reiterated these types of priorities and the importance of people making progress on agriculture negotiations. She also attended a breakfast hosted by the co-convenors of the WTO Shared Statement Initiative on E-commerce, where she highlighted Canada’s commitment to concluding an ambitious agreement by the end of 2023.