Trade and Investment

International trade and investment are the engine for growth, productivity, innovation, job creation, and development, as recognized at the 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg. In this context, the Argentine presidency will continue the work of the G20 Trade & Investment Working Group (TIWG), to advance the commitments made by world leaders to continue strengthening the cooperation in trade and investment within the G20.

The Argentine presidency proposes continuing discussions for an inclusive trade system that contributes to sustainable and shared growth. Trade and investment must benefit all, and our societies must jointly address both the challenges and opportunities of globalization, innovation, and technological advancements.

The TIWG will convene on 7-8 May and 12-13 September 2018, followed by a Trade & Investment Ministerial Meeting planned for 14-15 September (tbc).

Main priorities

The working group will focus on the the following issues:

  • Global value chains and the agricultural sector
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Industry 4.0

The emphasis, in both cases, will be on the links between trade and investment, taking into account the need for a greater integration of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in international trade, and the opportunities presented by the digital economy with the advent of new technologies, among other issues.