On May 28-29, 2019, the 5th session of the Steering Committee on Trade Capacity and Standards of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe was held in Geneva (Switzerland).
The session was attended by delegations from the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Geneva.
In the framework of the 5th session, the representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kabieva Damegul Nabievna was elected the Chairperson of the Steering Committee on Trade Potential and Standards for a period of 2 years, who holds the position of Counselor-Envoy of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva.
During the session, issues of the current activities of the UNECE on trade and standards, a possible contribution to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Agenda until 2030, the implementation of decisions taken during the 4th session of the Steering Committee were discussed.
Also, UNECE studies on regulatory and procedural barriers to trade in Armenia and Moldova were reviewed.
The Kazakhstan delegation presented a report on the work carried out by the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with the recommendations of a study of regulatory and procedural barriers to trade.
For your information, the Steering Committee on Trade Capacity and Standards is one of the UNECE intergovernmental bodies.
The Committee oversees and regulates the development of international norms and standards, procedures and best practices that reduce the costs associated with the export and import processes, improve the efficiency, predictability and transparency of rules, trade procedures, movement of goods and services. One of the areas of work of the Steering Committee is the preparation of reviews of regulatory and procedural barriers to trade in the UNECE member countries.