Interdepartmental Commission for Work with the WTO holds the first meeting
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 16 March 2019, under the leadership of the Minister of Investment and Foreign Trade, the first meeting of the Republican Interdepartmental Commission on work with the WTO was held.
During the meeting, the progress of implementation of current tasks was discussed, organizational and legal issues of the negotiation process on the accession of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the WTO were worked out, the draft Memorandum on foreign trade regime was considered and approved, taking into account the constructive comments and comments of the members of the Interdepartmental Commission.
It was also instructed to draw up a detailed plan of activities for the working groups on assessing the consequences of joining the WTO, customs issues, preparing information on domestic support and export subsidies in agriculture, on developing measures in policies affecting trade in services, on making proposals for tariff concessions and illustrative issues under the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, the Agreement on the Application of Technical Barriers to Trade and the WTO Agreement on Trade Aspects intellectual property rights.
In order to enhance the work on the accession process, seminars will be held on an ongoing basis for employees of relevant departments who are directly involved in legal and organizational procedures, with the involvement of relevant specialists and foreign experts.