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SCED attends second day of WTO Informal Ministerial Gathering

     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, attended the second day of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Informal Ministerial Gathering in Marrakesh, Morocco, today (October 10, Marrakesh time).

     The Informal Ministerial Gathering was part of the preparatory work for the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December. The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development will serve as one of the Vice Chairs of the Ministerial Conference.

     Speaking at the discussion session themed "What are the possibilities for compromise?", Mr Yau reiterated Hong Kong's stance on a series of issues under negotiations or discussions, including domestic regulation disciplines in services, e-commerce, investment facilitation, fisheries subsidies, agriculture and dispute settlement system.

     Before attending the discussion session, Mr Yau chaired a ministerial breakfast meeting on investment facilitation.

     Mr Yau will return to Hong Kong on Thursday (October 12).

Ends/Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Issued at HKT 20:39