The DIT has issued a recent press release emphasising the urgent necessity to place freedom and fairness at the forefront of any global trade agenda.

The International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, will be leading a UK delegation at the 12th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference and plans to push for reforms that will reduce our economic dependency on aggressors, secure meaningful progress on long-standing global issues, including food security, over-fishing and tariff-free electronic trade, and drive forward international efforts to cope with the fallout from Russia's actions and the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the first in-person high level meeting for five years and an opportunity to push for global trade rules that address the modern economy and the conclusion of WTO negotiations on harmful fisheries subsidies.

We will be closely monitoring the progress of these discussions and the influence that ever changing world events impacts on our evolving Trade principles and strategies.

You can read more here: UK intervention in World Trade Organization session on challenges facing multilateral trading system - GOV.UK (