On 9th April, 2019, the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) held a handover ceremony to deliver the Think20 (T20) policy briefs on international trade and investment to the Japanese government officials in charge of G20 Osaka, Japan.
As an official engagement group of the G20 summit that is going to be held in Osaka in June, members of the T20 (think tank members in a variety of fields from the G20 countries) Trade, Investment and Globalization Task Force (TF8; the eighth of 10 task forces on topics relevant to G20 proceedings) have summarized their current discussions into 7 policy briefs and delivered them to G20 officials through the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
As T20, think tank members from the G20 countries including Japan have discussed necessary measures for delivering inclusive and sustainable growth into the future and summarized the results in the form of objective briefs that contain concrete policy proposals.
Following the recent development of the Trade, Investment and Globalization Task Force finalizing the policy briefs, RIETI has held this handover ceremony to deliver them officially to METI and MOFA.
Government officials including Mr. Takehiko Matsuo, Director-General of the Trade Policy Bureau at METI; and Mr. Masaki Morimoto, Principal Deputy Director of the International Trade Division of MOFA attended the ceremony. Chairman Atsushi Nakajima of RIETI made an official report of the activities of the T20 task force and Professor Fukunari Kimura of Keio University, Lead co-chair of the policy briefs and consulting fellow at RIETI, handed over the policy briefs to METI/MOFA officials.
Toko Tanimoto / Takehiro Watanabe
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