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TradeTech: the trillion dollar promise that could unlock smoother global trade

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Technology is revolutionizing global commerce and investment, and digitalizing the trade ecosystem holds the potential to increase trade by nearly $9 trillion by 2026 within the G7 alone.

On the eve of the World Trade Organisation's 13th Ministerial Conference (26-29 February, 2024) in Abu Dhabi, we speak to the event's host, UAE Minister of State for Trade Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi about MC13 and the TradeTech initiative that the UAE is pursuing with the World Economic Forum.

We also hear from WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her hopes for MC13, and from Vincent Clerc, Chief Executive Officer, A.P. Møller-Maersk, with his views on trade tech.

Read more about the TradeTech initiative: https://www.tradetechglobal.org/home

and the TradeTech Forum, 27 February, 2024: https://www.tradetechglobal.org/tradetechforum24

The WTO's 13th Ministerial Conference, 26-29 February, 2024: MC13

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