7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers- Shanghai
Author: Desk August 2, 2017
The 7th Meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers was held in Shanghai from 1-2 August. A six-member delegation led by Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Ambassador J.S. Deepak, PR to WTO participated in the meetings.Mr. Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce from China, presided over the meetings. The other delegations were represented by Mr. Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry (South Africa), Mr. Marcelo Maia Tavares de Araujo, Secretary of Commerce and Services of Ministry of Industry (Brazil) and Mr Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development (Russia).
A collective courtesy call on Vice Premier Wang Yang was also organized for the BRICS Trade Ministers on 2nd August forenoon. Separately, a bilateral meeting between Commerce and Industry Minister (CIM) and Chinese Commerce Minister was also held on 1st August forenoon.
The Ministers adopted the following documents at the conclusion of the meeting:
7th BRICS Trade Ministers’ Joint Statement
BRICS Trade in Services Cooperation Roadmap
BRICS E-Commerce Cooperation Initiative
BRICS IPR Cooperation Guidelines
Framework on strengthening the Economic and Technical Cooperation of BRICS Countries
Terms of Reference (ToR) of BRICS Model E-Port Network
Outlines for BRICS Investment Facilitation