6th Meeting Of The COMCEC Trade Working Group

The Sixth Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group was held on September 17th, 2015 in Crowne Plaza Hotel Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Establishing Well-Functioning National Trade Facilitation Bodies in the OIC Member Countries”.

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 16 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Trade Working Group namely, Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Chad, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Tunisia and Turkey. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (IDB/ITFC), UNCTAD and International Road Union (IRU) have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges in the Meeting. Moreover extensive deliberations were made on the National Trade Facilitation Bodies (NTFBs) in the OIC Member States with a view to establish policy advises for both establishing well-functioning bodies and improving effectiveness of the present structures.

The Meeting has considered the Studies namely “Establishing Well-Functioning National Trade Facilitation Bodies in the OIC Member Countries” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO) and the “COMCEC Trade Outlook 2015” prepared by the CCO.

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