Tehan heading to Singapore to talk trade

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Trade Minister Dan Tehan is travelling to Singapore for talks on trade and tourism, and will also catch up with a range of ministerial and business partners at an international forum.

Mr Tehan will meet with his Singaporean counterpart, Minister for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong, and Singapore's Minister for Transport S. Iswaran.

"Australia and Singapore are working closely together on opportunities in green energy, digital trade, fintech and tourism as well as our shared commitments to the global rules-based trading system," Mr Tehan said in a statement on Wednesday.

Mr Tehan will also attend a Bloomberg new economy forum, where he intends to meet US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo for the first time since her appointment by the Biden Administration.

"I look forward to discussing how to advance US strategic economic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific to support a resilient, stable and prosperous region," Mr Tehan said.

"The announcement by the United States that they are developing an Indo-Pacific economic framework presents us with another opportunity to progress a regional digital trade agreement and other initiatives such as closer cooperation on critical supply chains."

On his return to Australia, Mr Tehan will meet his New Zealand counterpart Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O'Connor to discuss Australian and New Zealand cooperation in multilateral trade forums, such as the upcoming 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation.

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