Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting 2023

Event date: 05 June 2023, 9:00 - 06 June 2023, 13:00

The Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting (CTMM) will be convened on 5-6 June 2023 at Marlborough House, London. It will be preceded by the Senior Trade Officials Meeting at Marlborough House on June 2nd and 3rd.

The 2023 Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting will provide an opportunity for Ministers to take stock of developments in Commonwealth trade and investment since the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), reflect on the opportunities for mutual cooperation to increase intra commonwealth trade, and provide guidance on the way forward in advance of the 2024 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). 

The theme for this year's meeting is 'Delivering a Common Future: Cooperation for Resilient, Inclusive, Green and Digital Economies' and will be Chaired by the Minister of Trade and Industry for Rwanda Dr Jean Chrysostome Ngabitsinze.

Ministers will review the progress achieved to date, and decide on tangible and effective actions to implement CHOGM in October 2024 in Samoa.

Ministers will also take stock of the state of the multilateral trading system leading up to the World Trade Organisation’s 13th Ministerial Conference,  to be held in Abu Dhabi in February 2024.

Other themes to be discussed during CTMM include:

  • Trade policy solutions to tackle the climate crisis
  • Enhancing digital trade across the Commonwealth
  • Supporting the multilateral trading system
  • Deepening Commonwealth-wide trade and investment 

Read the 2023 Commonwealth Trade Ministers Meeting outcome statement

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