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Steering Committee on Trade Capacity and Standards

The Committee on Trade (CT) works to develop closer economic relations among member States, as well as to better integrate their economies into the world economy. It makes policy recommendations, develops standards for use in trade and assists member States in implementing them. It also suggests ways and means of creating legal and administrative frameworks for fostering trade. Its work includes a range of activities to assist its member States with trade facilitation; harmonizing technical regulations and standards policy as well as commercial agricultural and e-business standards. All these activities are aimed at creating favourable legal, institutional and normative frameworks in order to expand trade and economic cooperation in the region. It has also designed special measures to assist transition countries, and to stimulate trade through a wide range of contact networks.