(October 28 and 29, 2023)

November 9, 2023
G7 2023 HIROSHIMA SUMMIT Trade Ministers' Meeting in Sakai, Osaka
G7 Trade Ministers' Meeting in OSAKA-SAKAI
Group photo

Chair's Press Conference

Basic Information

1. What is the G7 Trade Ministers' Meeting?

The G7 Trade Ministers' Meeting is one of the ministerial meetings held in conjunction with the G7 Summit. Amid the changing environment surrounding trade, the G7 Trade Ministers will closely discuss towards sustainable growth of the global economy.

In 2021, under the British chairmanship, the first Trade Ministers’ Meeting was held in the G7 process. Followed by three meetings, including online meetings, under the British chairmanship in 2021, two meetings were held under the German chairmanship in 2022. In previous meetings, there were exchanges of views among the G7 on WTO reform, ensuring a level playing field, supply chain resilience, economic coercion, and other issues, towards maintaining a free and fair trading system.

2. Previous Meetings (in-person)

Year Presidency Place
2022 Germany Neuhardenberg
2021 United Kingdom London

3. Basic Information of G7 Trade Ministers' Meeting in Sakai, Osaka

(1) Date

Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29, 2023
(Note) The meeting was also held online on Tuesday, April 4, 2023

(2) Venue

  • Osaka city / Sakai city, Osaka prefecture
    • Meeting venue / International Media Center : Osaka International Convention Center

(3) Participants

  • G7 members: Japan (G7 Presidency), Canada, France, Germany, Italy, United States, United Kingdom, Germany and European Union
  • Invited countries and international organizations: Australia, Chile, India, Indonesia, Kenya, World Trade Organization (WTO), Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

(4) Links

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