The Gabonese Minister of Trade, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Yves-Fernand Manfoumbi, opened in Libreville on Monday, the National Workshop for Validation of the Roadmap for the Implementation of the Organization of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade. Convenience.
Thus, the National Trade Facilitation Committee was to work for 3 days on the country’s future directions in the implementation of economic and trade reforms for the next 5 years with a view to facilitating trade.
More specifically, it will be a question of conducting technical investigations to validate, with all stakeholders, the various component articulations of the National Roadmap on Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).
This roadmap was developed during a workshop in February 2018, with technical assistance from partners such as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Economic Community of African States (ECCAS) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).
After appreciating the efforts of the experts of the National Committee in reaching the verification stages, Yves-Fernand Manfoumbi reassured the private sector that the government would listen to the concerns of businesses in order to design reforms that meet their needs in an effective and efficient manner. answer to. way.
“I urge our partners and economic operators to do fruitful work by joining forces and supporting government initiatives whose ambition is to facilitate transactions and commercial operations to promote private sector growth and economic growth”The Gabonese minister quoted by the Gabonese Press Agency (AGP) indicated.