/Enhancing agricultural development will facilitate Iraq’s accession to WTO

Enhancing agricultural development will facilitate Iraq’s accession to WTO

Baghdad – A workshop on “WTO Accession and Agriculture” was organised from 4th to Seventh July 2021 in Baghdad.

Agricultural enchancment According to WTO requirements wants enhancement in Iraq for facilitating the negotiations Ensuing in the accession course of.

The workshop provided a full overview of the agriculture sector as perceived Contained in the WTO and the Settlement on Agriculture and its pillars.

Recurrentatives from numerous authorities institutions from Baghdad and the Kurdistan Area of Iraq collectively with officers from the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Enterprise participated Inside the workshop.

The workshop was organized by the Worldwide Commerce Centre (ITC) a joint agency of the World Commerce Group (WTO) and United Nations (UN), by way of “Strengthening the Agriculture and Agri-meals Worth Chain and Enhancing trade coverage in Iraq“ (SAAVI) enterprise.

Funded by The eu Union (EU), the enterprise is contributing to inclusive financial progress and job creation, notably for youth, by improving Iraq’s agriculture competitiveness and assisting trade enchancment. Furthermore It is notably focuses on offering assist to Iraq Inside The tactic of acceding to the WTO.

Mr. Adel Almasoodi, Director Widespread, Overseas Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Commerce opened the workshop and reafagencyed Iraq’s dedication to the accession to the WTO And assured the assist of his group to the SAAVI enterprise.

H.E. Martin Huth, Ambassador of The eu Union to Iraq and Ms. Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano, the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Iraq have been additionally current.

Talking on the event, H.E. Martin Huth, Ambassador of The eu Union to Iraq said, “The EU has A strong curiosity in Iraq acceding to the World Commerce Organisation So as to convey Iraq into the illustrious WTO group of 164 states. WTO accession, and the financial reforms that it entails, recurrents A clear alternative for Iraq to implement the goals of the White Paper. Being a full member of the WTO, will permit Iraq To reinformationrce its collaboration on trade and funding with all WTO members and finally assist the creation of respectable work for all Iraqis”

Ms. Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano, the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Iraq said,* “The drive for financial reform, collectively with political dedications in resuming the WTO accession course of with A clear roadmap, is A clear signal of A greater future awaiting Iraq.”*

The workshop included durations from specialists from WTO, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Worldwide Commerce Centre. As properly As a Outcome of the trade coverage technical group from the Worldwide Commerce Centre, Geneva, collectively with Mr. Jean-Sébastien, Senior Officer for Policy and Enterprise and Ms. Devika Rajeev, Affiliate Programme Officer, have been current in Baghdad to facilitate the workshop.

This workshop is The primary in a line of performance constructing durations that Shall be organised by way of the SAAVI enterprise to assist Iraq to accede to the WTO.

Media contacts

Delegation of The eu Union to Iraq
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Worldwide Commerce Centre
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United Nations Help Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)
Public Information Office (PIO) – Baghdad
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