The TUIE takes part in a seminar on the rights and obligations of WTO members

On September 2, 2020, a three-day online seminar on the topic “Membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) as a balance of rights and obligations”, organized by the OSCE Center in Ashgabat, began its work in Ashgabat.

The participants of the seminar are employees of a number of ministries, including the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations and the Ministry of Finance and Economy, representatives of financial institutions, and other competent departments. From the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, a representative of the trade department is participating in the seminar. International experts are in touch.

The purpose of the video meeting is to present the best practices of the OSCE participating States in the negotiation process on accession to the WTO, as well as to facilitate discussion of possible steps to further, improve the national trade policy.

According to the event plan, international experts from Georgia will share their experience of their country’s accession to the WTO and fulfillment of obligations within the framework of the Organization. An expert from Montenegro will present the experience of the country’s accession to the WTO and its participation in the negotiation process. The WTO representative will tell in detail about the structure, functions, and principles of decision-making in the Organization.

Opening the seminar, Natalya Drozd, head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat congratulated Turkmenistan on obtaining observer status at the World Trade Organization. “We initiated this seminar in support of the consistent efforts made by Turkmenistan to develop the national economy, strengthen international cooperation, as well as enhance and optimize foreign trade and improve the investment climate,” the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan says.