G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial meeting was held under the Argentinian presidency
The G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial meeting under the Argentinian presidency was held in Mar del Plata on 14 September 2018.
The meeting concluded with the Statement`s adoption (in English). The statement calls on keeping markets open, addressing economic development and reinvigorating the international trading system.
The document, agreed by all G20 members, acknowledges that international trade and investment “continue to be important engines of growth, productivity, innovation, job creation and development.”
The 36 heads of delegation also point out that “agri-food global value chains (GVCs) are one of the important means to achieve a sustainable food future” and underscore the importance of national policies to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), as well as women.
The declaration also looks at the implications arising from the new industrial revolution (NIR), an issue high on this ministerial meeting’s agenda: “The NIR has the potential not only to increase productivity, but also to transform comparative advantages among countries and break down the traditional boundary between the physical and the digital world, and between goods and services.“
Press-release at the Argentinian G20 presidency official web-site