COMESA Workshop on Multilateral Trade Negotiation and Integration held in Seychelles

Posted in Business and Economy, International Organisations, International relations at 11:52 pm by Robert Klien

The 4-day workshop on multilateral trade negotiation and regional integration opened on January 28, 2008. It is being organized by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), a regional organisation promoting economic integration through trade and investment, in conjunction with the Trade Division within the Ministry of Finance of Seychelles.

The workshop was a meeting point of local representatives from different sectors related with trade. It aimed to enhance the understanding and awareness of trade issues as well as to strengthen the skills of trade negotiations and trade policy development.

The workshop on multilateral trade negotiation and regional integration falls within the framework of the COMESA work programme.

The work plan scheduled by COMESA for 2007-2008 has listed national workshops in selected member states that will deliver training and sensitization services to enhance trade policy capacity in the region.

When launching the workshop, Colin Jean Louis, the Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Finance, noted that Seychelles prepares for the 2nd phase of economic partnership negotiation with its regional and global partners.

As to participants of the workshop, these are representatives from the Ministry of Finance, Foreign Affairs, the Seychelles Tourism Board, the Seychelles Fishing Authority, and the Seychelles International Business Authority (SIBA).

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