The First Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group was held on June 20th, 2013 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Promoting the Exports of the SMEs in the OIC Member States: The Role of Trade Promotion Organizations”.

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 19 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Trade Working Group namely, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Mali, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Turkey and Uganda. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT), Islamic Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Trade Centre (ITC) have also attended the Meeting.

The Representatives of the Member States have shared their experiences, achievements and challenges in promoting the SMEs exports in their respective countries. The Meeting has considered the Studies namely “Promoting the SMEs Exports in the OIC Member Countries” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office to the OECD and the “COMCEC Trade Outlook 2013” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office.

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