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Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)

The WGTI is the main body tasked with improving trade and investment policies in IORA and was established in 1999.

The Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI) exists to explore possibilities and avenues for IORA Member States to cooperate to promote trade liberalization to remove impediments to, and lower barriers towards, freer and enhanced flow of goods, services, investment, and technology within the region.

The WGTI maintains a Work Plan of initiatives by Member States to facilitate Trade and Investment Facilitation in the Indian Ocean region. The Work Plan is premised on the Jakarta Concord and IORA Action Plan 2017-2021. It includes activities to support the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, identify and reduce Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs), share lessons and knowledge on improving the business environment, promote regional supply chains and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and facilitate government, business and academic engagement. The WGTI is a ‘Functional Body’ of IORA. The WGTI works closely with business and academic trade experts. It is currently chaired by the Republic of Mauritius.

 

The WGTI last met on 18 June 2019 as part of the Modernising Trade in the Indian Ocean Rim Conference in Durban, South Africa. Read the conference report here.

 

To find out more about the WGTI, contact us at hq@iora.int

Events:

Trade Experts Meeting 30-31 January 2020

Modernising Trade Conference 2019

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Events
  • 15 Oct
    2017
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    17th Meeting of the Working Groups on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    Durban, South Africa
  • 24 Oct
    2016
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    16th Meeting on the WGTI
    Bali, Indonesia
  • 20 Oct
    2015
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    15th Meeting on the WGTI
    Padang, Indonesia
  • 06 - 07 Oct
    2014
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    14th Meeting of the WGTI
    Perth, Australia
  • 30 Oct
    2013
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    13th Meeting of the WGTI
    Perth, Australia
  • 30 Oct
    2012
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    12th Meeting of the WGTI
    Gurgaon, India
  • 06 May
    2012
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    3rd Meeting of the WGTI
    Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
  • 10 Nov
    2011
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    11th Meeting of the WGTI
    Bengaluru, India
  • 12 Aug
    2010
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    10th Meeting of the WGTI
    Sana'a, Yemen
  • 22 Jun
    2009
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    9th Meeting of the WGTI
    Sana'a, Yemen
  • 01 May
    2008
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    8th Meeting of the WGTI
    Tehran, I.R. of Iran
  • 04 Mar
    2007
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    7th Meeting of the WGTI
    Tehran, I.R. of Iran
  • 18 Feb
    2006
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    6th Meeting of the WGTI
    Tehran, I.R. of Iran
  • 23 Aug
    2004
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    5th Meeting of the WGTI
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 09 Oct
    2003
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    4th Meeting of the WGTI
    Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 04 Apr
    2001
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    2nd Meeting of the WGTI
    Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
  • 20 Jan
    2000
    Working Group on Trade and Investment (WGTI)
    1st Meeting of the WGTI
    Muscat, Sultanate of Oman