The Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani chaired the 9th meeting of the National Committee for the World Trade Organization in presence of members and representatives of government agencies and private sector.
During the meeting, they discussed a number of topics on the agenda including those related to technical working team of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. They also reviewed the outcome of visits and meetings with the government agencies and the private sectors to determine the readiness to apply the procedures for categories (B) (C) of Trade Facilitation Agreement. They also reviewed the results of the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (Buenos Aires), as well as a number of topics that currently pursued within the framework of WTO whether in regular or negotiating committees, including the fisheries support Negotiations and informal working group on Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Joint Statement on e-commerce.
They also presented an overview of the 12th Ministerial Conference of WTO, which will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan in the first week of June 2020.