New Zealand Welcomes Mexico as a New Member of ITAG

The members of the Inclusive Trade Action Group (ITAG) welcomed Mexico in an event in Paris.

From left to right: Mary Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Canada), Rodrigo Yañez (Under–Secretary for International Economic Relations, Chile), Luz María de la Mora (Undersecretary of Foreign Trade of Mexico), and Damien O'Connor (Minister of Agriculture; for Trade & Export Growth, New Zealand).

Wellington, 7 October 2021 (TDI): The members of the Inclusive Trade Action Group (ITAG) and the Global Trade and Gender Arrangement (GTAGA), New Zealand, Chile, and Canada, welcomed Mexico in an event in Paris, on 7 October 2021.

New Zealand’s Trade and Growth Minister, Damien O’Connor expressed pleasure at Mexico’s joining of arrangement which would lead to better opportunities for women entrepreneurs. He also added that this shows the plurilateral in New Zealand and that the agreement is open for WTO members to join. This arrangement would ensure that the benefits of trade are experienced by all. 

Damien O’Connor is all ready to sign a trade agreement with European Union. He will also take part in a conference of OECD in France and G20 in Italy. Damien O’Connor met Canada’s Minister for International Trade and other trade countries’ trade ministers at the OECD ministerial conference.

As it is Damien O’Connor’s 2nd ministerial trip since the COVID-19 outbreak, Mexico’s signing of this arrangement has helped new Zealand in Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-specific Partnership (CPTPP).

Mexico’s Secretary of Economy signed the Global Trade and Gender Arrangement, thereby making Mexico a member of arrangement which aims to increase women empowerment.