26 Jan 2010

Groser leaves for World Economic Forum

8:50 pm on 26 January 2010

Trade Minister Tim Groser leaves on Tuesday for Davos in Switzerland to attend the World Economic Forum.

Mr Groser's main focus at the forum will be to take part in a meeting of trade ministers to try to resolve differences which are preventing a new international trade agreement being reached in the Doha round of talks.

After Davos, Mr Groser travels to Beijing to discuss trade and climate changes issues with Chinese officials.

His trip ends with a visit to Tokyo on 4-5 February, when he will continue to lobby for closer trade ties with Japan.