UNDP assists the government of Turkmenistan in studying international experience in WTO membership
June 15, 2022
Ashgabat, 15 June 2022: The Round table on the process of Turkmenistan's accession to the World Trade Organization was organized in Ashgabat within the framework of the UNDP project "“Partnering for SDG acceleration. Phase II".
The event, held on 15 June 2022 via videoconference, was attended by the members of the Government Commission to study issues related to the accession of Turkmenistan to the WTO, as well as by the representatives of other ministries and entities of the country.
The participants of the round table were introduced to the draft Roadmap - an Action plan for preparing for the accession of Turkmenistan to the WTO and bringing legislation in line with the requirements of the WTO for 2022-2025.
The draft document was presented by Maxim Medvedkov, International expert, Advisor of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Center of Expertise of the Russian Federation.
During the event, the participants discussed in detail the draft Roadmap, including the Plan on reforming the national regulatory framework, as well as the measures to be held based on the list of recommendations. The meeting participants discussed the draft Roadmap in order to develop the project document and support further steps in the process of Turkmenistan's accession to the WTO.
The joint project between UNDP and the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan “Partnering for SDG acceleration”, which was launched in 2018, is a joint platform for coordinating the work of the relevant ministries and departments of Turkmenistan and UN agencies in the implementation of the SDGs. Currently the second phase of the project is implemented.
The purpose of the second phase of this project is to increase the capacity of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan as a responsible body for coordinating activities to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.
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