For the purposes of acceleration and improvement of the preparation of Uzbekistan in the process of accession to the World Trade Organization (the “WTO”), a special inter-ministerial commission (the “Commission”) has been created. Its main tasks and functions are determined by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On approval of regulation on Inter-ministerial commission to work with the World Trade Organization" № 339 dated 28 May 2020 (the “Resolution № 339”).
In particular, Commission is responsible to perform the following tasks:
- drafting, coordination and approval of documents for cooperation with the member States of the WTO;
- making proposals of working groups to harmonize the national law with the rules and principles of the WTO;
- development of Uzbekistan’s common position in strategic issues of accession to the WTO, by bilateral and multilateral trade agreements and treaties.
In accordance with the Resolution № 339, the Commission will conduct its activity in the form of sessions, held at least twice a year. Decisions on all issues will be made through open voting among members of the Commission.
The Commission must report on the results of its meetings to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.