CAREC Ninth Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting
Baku, Azerbaijan: 23 September 2008
The Meeting focused on finalizing a draft Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan . The draft Action Plan aims to achieve the goal of trade expansion through regional cooperation and is focused on two core objectives:
- achieving more open economies, including by seeking WTO membership for all CAREC countries and by simplifying and liberalizing trade regimes; and
- building the capacity and knowledge of governments to help identify and implement mutually beneficial trade policy initiatives.
The Meeting also reviewed a study of Afghanistan's border-crossing points and progress on trade tax reforms among the participating countries.