A series of three workshops on raising Tajik business awareness on the WTO rules and regulations, as well as Tajikistan commitments and their impact to country’s economic sectors has started today, on October 16, 2013 in Dushanbe city.
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and Tajik Chamber of Commerce and Industry bring together the representatives of Tajik private sector to improve understanding and skills of Tajikistan business private sector on benefits, challenges and business implications of WTO membership of the country. The workshops will be conducted by the local experts, who were directly involved into the republic’s accession to WTO process. The series of workshops will start today in Dushanbe for business representatives from Direct Rule Districts and will be continued within the following schedule: Qurghonteppa on October 17, 2013 and Khujand on October 19, 2013.
WTO role in the international trade, its fundamental principles, Tajikistan accession process, and market access commitments taken by the country, impact of Tajikistan membership in WTO to agricultural, processing and textile sectors, as well as international trade disputes solving under WTO frames will be discussed in the workshops.
Current trade challenges Tajik exporters face in the foreign markets and country’s WTO membership impact in overcoming those challenges will also be discussed.
The workshops will be held under the ITC project on “Implementation of WTO provisions and business awareness of WTO Accession” funded by the Government of Switzerland through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
“Implementation of WTO provisions and business awareness of WTO Accession” project is Component TWO of the SECO’s Trade Cooperation Programme (TCP) in Tajikistan, which overall objective is to contribute to the implementation of complex domestic reforms in Tajikistan to ensure compliance with the WTO provisions. The International Trade Centre (ITC), through this technical assistance project, is committed to support Tajikistan’s private sector in strengthening its knowledge of the opportunities and challenges stemming from the WTO membership.