Roundtable with G20 Trade and Investment Working Group

Foto G20 RoundtableOn 9 April 2019 the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) jointly organised the expert roundtable „Digital Trade, WTO Reform, and Trade and Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth” in Tokyo. The roundtable took place on the eve of the second session of the G20 Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG). Its aim was to present T20 Task Force policy advices to the delegates of the G20 Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG) and to discuss the topics of digital trade, WTO reform, and trade and investment. The majority of TIWG delegates attended the roundtable, which serves as a platform for discussion on major topics of the Japan’s G20 presidency in the fields of trade and investments immediate before the official TIWG meeting. As part of the roundtable the Policy Briefs of T20 Task Force Trade, Investment and Globalization were presented to the chair of TIWG. Financial expert Axel Berger of the DIE is one of the co-chairs of the T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Globalization.