The 17th Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group was held on September 30th, 2021, in a virtual-only format with the theme of “Counter-measures to Sustain Trade Facilitation During and After COVID-19 Pandemic in the OIC Member Countries”.

The representatives of 18 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Trade Working Group, attended the Meeting. The meeting was further attended by the representatives of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), SESRIC, SMIIC, ICCIA and COMCEC Coordination Office (CCO).

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges on sustaining trade facilitation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The Meeting has also considered the second draft study of the research report prepared on the said theme. In addition to the research report the countries where case studies were conducted were discussed in detail at the meeting. Along with the opinions and suggestions of the participants and the findings revealed within the scope of the relevant study, policy recommendations on the subject were formed.

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