UNDP supporting the proactive approach on Trade Facilitation in the Kingdom of BahrainApr 14, 2013
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on
Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and in partnership with Ministry of Industry and Commerce organized a two-week training workshop on the Trade Facilitation for the Kingdom of Bahrain from 14-25 April 2013. The training was one of the activities under the project “Enhancing Institutional Capacity for Global Economic Environment and Governance (EIC-GEEG)”.
The training workshop was attended by officials of the Government of Bahrain including the Ministries of Industry & Commerce and Health, Bahrain Customs and the representatives of private sector. Mr. Peter Grohmann, Resident Representative of the UNDP inaugurated the Workshop and the closing ceremony was attended by Mr. Ahmed Isa Bubshait, Acting Undersecretary Commerce along with Mr. Peter Grohmann.
The training workshop was part of an activity on Trade Facilitation that would include updating the “Needs Assessment” and preparing a “National Implementation Plan.” The outcome of this activity will result in updated Needs Assessment on Trade Facilitation that the Kingdom of Bahrain would be able to use as submission during the finalization of WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation and the National Implementation Plan on Trade Facilitation.
Trade Facilitation is an important area for the Kingdom of Bahrain being a traditional trading nation with liberal economic policies. The measures covered under Trade Facilitation help in improving the competitiveness which is a main objective of the Kingdom to achieve targets under Vision 2030.