The Second Meeting of the COMCEC Trade Working Group was held on October 31st, 2013 in Ankara, Turkey with the theme of “Improving SMEs Access to Trade Finance in the OIC Member States”.

The Meeting was attended by the representatives of 15 Member States, which have notified their focal points for the Trade Working Group namely, Azerbaijan, Comoros, Egypt, Gambia, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia and Turkey. Representatives of COMCEC Coordination Office, Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT), Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB/ITFC), International Finance Corporation (IFC) 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 ” Improving SMEs Access to Trade Finance in the OIC Member States ” commissioned by the COMCEC Coordination Office to the OPUS International Advisory Services and the “COMCEC Trade Outlook 2013” prepared by the COMCEC Coordination Office.
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