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Minister Kajiyama Attends the G7 Trade Ministers’ Meeting (Video Conference)

April 1, 2021

On March 31 (Wed.), Mr. Kajiyama Hiroshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry attended the G7 Trade Ministers' Meeting which was held via video conference. The participants discussed the coordination of the G7 in light of the current international trade situation, and a Chair's Statement was issued.

On March 31, the G7 Trade Ministers' Meeting was held via video conference, and Minister Kajiyama and Mr. Motegi Toshimitsu, Minister of Foreign Affairs, attended from Japan. This was the first ministerial meeting of the Trade Track established at the G7.

At the meeting, issues discussed included WTO reform, the role of trade in tackling the climate and environmental crisis, the resilience of supply chains for health products, and the promotion of digital trade. Following the meeting, a Chair's Statement was also issued.

The main points in the Chair’s Statement are outlined below. The statement also confirmed that discussions are to be deepened at the next Trade Ministers' Meeting in May.

Free and Fair Trade

Modernizing Trade

Digital Trade

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