Trade Panel at OECD Week in Paris


B20 was present at the “Trade Facilitation and Future Trade Cooperation” event organized by G20, OECD and the World Trade Organization on May 30th.

B20 Chair Daniel Funes de Rioja participated in the event focused on “Trade Facilitation and Future Trade Cooperation” at the OECD headquarters in Paris.

Angel Gurría (OECD Secretary-General) and Peter Altmaier (Federal Minister for  Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany) inaugurated the meeting which focused on facilitating international trade, notably through the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The event provided the opportunity to hold a strategic discussion on TFA as a model for future trade cooperation, to promote productivity and economic development. 

Panellists included Carlos Grau Tanner (GEA), Dawn Shackleford (USTR), Flavio Scorza (Brazil MDIC), Gabriela Ramos (OECD Sherpa), Tim Yeend (WTO Sherpa), Antoine Kassel (EU Sherpa) and Kyonglim Choi (South Korea Sherpa).

“We strongly believe in multilateralism; the trade facilitation agreement is an example of international cooperation that will allow investment facilitation and promote transparency” stated Daniel Funes de Rioja.