SME Times News Bureau | 09 Nov, 2019
Issues like cooperation in e-commerce and Micro, Small and Medium
Enterprises (MSMEs) will be on top agenda when Commerce and Industry Piyush
Goyal visits Brazil and United States from 9th – 14th November 2019
for the 9th BRICS Trade Ministers Meet.
Discussions at the 9th BRICS Trade Ministers Meet will be focussed on
opportunities for enhanced intra-BRICS trade and investment cooperation, said
an official release on Saturday.
On the first leg of his visit the Commerce and Industry Minister
will attend 9th BRICS Trade Ministers Meet in Brasilia, Brazil, on the
11th of November 2019.
Issues like cooperation in e-commerce, investment facilitation, MSMEs,
Intellectual Property Right, will be discussed during the meet.
Deliberations on the current global economic and trade environment, challenges
facing the multilateral trading system, ways of advancing the BRICS trade and
investment cooperation will also take place.
Another important outcome of the Ministerial meeting under the current
Brazilian Presidency is the signing of an MoU among Trade and Investment
Promotion Agencies of BRICS countries, which will help foster close
collaboration between the trade and investment promotion agencies of BRICS
nations for promoting intra BRICS trade and investment.
During his second leg of visit on 12th November 2019, Commerce and Industry
Minister is scheduled to have a meeting with representatives of the medical
devices manufacturing companies to discuss the trade issues.
On 13th November 2019, Piyush Goyal will have India-US bilateral
meeting with his counterpart US Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Robert
Lighthizer to discuss the outstanding bilateral issues and to arrive at a
shared understating on a mutually beneficial basis.
On 14th November 2019, Commerce and Industry Minister will hold high-
level industry interaction with business and industry representatives in New