On February 25, 2019 the second meeting of the Interdepartmental Working Group on the preparation and development of the first draft report of the Trade Policy Review of the Republic of Tajikistan to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other relevant issues in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan was held under the guidance of the Head of WTO Affairs Department Abdurakhmonov A. S. the representatives of relevant ministries and departments (members of the group) attended the meeting.
It should be noted that according to the consent of the Founder of Peace and National Unity - the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon and the decree of the Head of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan dated January 5, 2019, No. 22/10, the date of the first review of the trade policy of the Republic of Tajikistan WTO will April 2020.
In order to fulfill the decree of the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan dated December 18, 2017, No. 17382 (22-6) of the draft report on the review of the trade policy of the Republic of Tajikistan at the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other relevant issues and in order to conduct a review, the Order The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of June 29, 2018, No. 42, established the Interdepartmental Working Group.
Also, in according to WTO rules, WTO member states should submit a report on the review of their country's trade policy to the WTO Secretariat, in connection with further submission to WTO member states. The main purpose of reporting to member countries is to create a transparent and predictable business environment within the WTO.
In this regard, the achievement of these goals is impossible without a regular review of trade policy. Member countries of the WTO should report the activities, achievements and progress of their country within the framework of the trade policy review mechanism.
At the meeting, also from the part of the Head of the WTO Affairs Department, Abdurakhmonov A. S., an Action Plan was presented for preparing and writing a report on the trade policy review of the Republic of Tajikistan to WTO for information.