CAREC Workshop on Trade and Trade Facilitation Reforms—WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and Consolidated Trade Agenda

Bangkok, Thailand: 12–13 December 2017

Under the CAREC 2030 Strategy, endorsed at the 16th Ministerial Conference on CAREC in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in 27 October 2017, it is envisioned that for trade, CAREC will help assess the shifting landscape of global and regional trade.

With a revival in world trade and with the milestone agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entering into force, it is crucial for CAREC countries to ensure an effective and relevant trade agenda.

The workshop aims to

  • report on progress and/or readiness of CAREC countries in implementing the WTO TFA, discuss capacity constraints and challenges, and areas of assistance needed; and
  • deliberate on the approach and contents of a proposed CAREC consolidated trade agenda under the CAREC 2030 Strategic Framework.

(Click here to download draft agenda and concept note.)

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