Eighth Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic: 2 April 2008

Delegates from the eight CAREC participating countries discussed

  • a draft Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan russian version, which envisages vigorous pursuit of World Trade Organization (WTO) accession negotiations;
  • elimination of remaining quantitative restrictions on exports and imports;
  • reduction and simplification of trade taxes; and
  • capacity-building activities to facilitate WTO accession.

Delegations were briefed on the topic of aid for trade and a related Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)–WTO monitoring mechanism. The meeting also examined possible areas of further work on border trade issues, and the TPCC’s future work program. Outcomes of the meeting were included in a TPCC report russian version to the Senior Officials' Meeting on 24–25 April 2008.



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