9/30/2018

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Chairman of the National Committee of the World Trade Organization head the 1st meeting of the Technical Working Group of the Trade Facilitation Agreement

The minister of Industry, Commerce & Tourism, and Chairman of the National Committee of the World Trade Organization headed the 1st meeting of the Technical Working Group of the Trade Facilitation Agreement emerge from WTO committee. The meeting was held at the Ministry's premises in the presence of representatives of government and private bodies. 

At the beginning of the meeting, the minister welcomed all team members, as this team will create a platform for further cooperation and exchange views to implement Trade Facilitation Agreement, which will directly contribute to develop trade with the trading partners of the Kingdom of Bahrain, as well as raise the levels of economic development in the country. The team aims to enhance coordination among all concerned ministries and public and private bodies in order to ensure safety and efficiency to implement all procedures Bahrain Trade Facilitation.

The technical working group of the Trade Facilitation Agreement was established based on the decision of the WTO National Committee in its eighth meeting in accordance to Article (23) of the Trade Facilitation Agreement and was entered into force on February 22, 2017 for all WTO countries members.