Promoting rules-based trading system

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan will travel to Geneva, Switzerland to lead Australia’s delegation to the 12th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC12).

“The rules-based trading system, with the WTO at its core, has contributed to Australia’s ongoing prosperity and created jobs across our economy, Mr Tehan said.”

“Australia is offering its leadership and negotiating energy to secure an outcome at MC12 that demonstrates the WTO’s value in protecting and promoting the multilateral trading system.”

“One in five Australian jobs relies on trade, and by ensuring the WTO continues to deliver for Australian businesses by reducing the barriers to trade and maintaining adherence to the global trade rules, this will support the Australian economy as we recover from COVID-19.”

As an Australian citizen returning to Victoria, Mr Tehan will not be required to quarantine on his return to Australia.

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