14.09.2023, 10:44 46181

Kazakhstan has started preparing the first Trade Policy Review within the framework of its WTO membership

Plenary session dedicated to the launch of the first Review of the Trade Policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan within the framework of membership in the World Trade Organization was held, press service of the Ministry of Trade and Integration reports.

Opening the meeting, Vice Minister of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan Janelle Kushukova recalled that Kazakhstan joined the WTO in 2015 and assumed certain obligations, including transparency. The Ministry of Trade and Integration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, together with QazTrade, coordinates the work of government agencies in this area.

We are trying to ensure that all the commitments made by Kazakhstan are fulfilled. Every year, MTI sends the necessary notifications, participates in the work of various WTO committees. In 2022, Kazakhstan co-chaired the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference. Today we have gathered all representatives of government agencies to present a mechanism for conducting a trade policy review. The final document should fully reflect the picture of our trade and economic policy", - Zhanel Kushukova said.

Representatives of the WTO Secretariat made a presentation and talked about the rules for conducting a trade policy review. All members of the organization prepare such reports with different frequency.

The work of the first mission to prepare for the review of Kazakhstan's trade policy will last three days until September 15. These days, representatives of the WTO Secretariat will meet with all state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan forming trade and economic policy.

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