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Trade Minister travels to Mexico for World Economic Forum

Trade Minister travels to Mexico for World Economic Forum

Trade Minister Tim Groser will today depart for Mexico to attend the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) Latin American meeting from 6-8 May.

The forum will be attended by many leaders, particularly from around the Americas, with the overarching purpose to observe how Latin America can secure its long-term economic growth and social development.

“Mexico has made a number of reforms in areas such as education, energy, fiscal and telecommunications legislation – which are already creating new opportunities,” says Mr Groser.

“This is a unique opportunity for New Zealand to engage with some of the world’s top economic decision-makers on how we should respond to the shifts now taking place in the world economy, and the potential benefits for New Zealand.

“It will also be a chance to set a renewed agenda and discuss how to enhance and take advantage of the new generation of Latin American investments and transformational projects.

“It’s worth noting that three countries in Latin America - Mexico, Peru, and Chile are already members of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations,” says Mr Groser.

Mr Groser will also meet with a range of Latin American counterparts in the margins of the WEF meeting.

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