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Uzbekistan starts detailed study of consequences of joining the WTO

This was stated at the first meeting of the Republican Interdepartmental Commission for work with the World Trade Organization. After constructive discussion, the commission approved a draft Memorandum on the foreign trade regime.

According to the statement of the PR-center of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, during the meeting, organizational and legal issues of negotiations on Uzbekistan’s accession to the WTO were worked out.

At the meeting, they commissioned to draw up a detailed plan of the working groups activities on the assessment of the consequences of joining the WTO. Those of particular importance are questions of customs tariffs, state support and export subsidies in agriculture, illustrative issues in the framework of the major WTO agreements in field of sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and intellectual property rights.

 From now on, seminars for employees of departments directly involved in legal and organizational procedures for joining the WTO will become permanent. Foreign experts will be asked to participate in them.

 

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