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SCED to attend 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Argentina

     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, will depart for Buenos Aires, Argentina, tomorrow (December 8) to attend the 11th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference (MC11) to be held from December 10 to 13. He will serve as one of the Vice Chairs of the Ministerial Conference, which is the highest decision making body of the World Trade Organization (WTO), and convene meetings of the plenary sessions.

     MC11 provides an opportunity for ministers to review the current work of the WTO and reaffirm the importance of the open and rule-based multilateral trading system. Mr Yau will deliver a statement at the plenary session of the conference on December 11.

     Alongside the plenary sessions, Mr Yau will attend meetings on key trade issues, including e-commerce and domestic regulation for services trade. He will also host a breakfast meeting on investment facilitation and meet with other trade ministers to exchange views on trade-related issues.

     Mr Yau will return to Hong Kong in the afternoon on December 17. During his absence, the Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Dr Bernard Chan, will be the Acting Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.

Ends/Thursday, December 7, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:30