Sudan: Supporting economic stabilization through accession to the World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) helps acceding governments in achieving greater stability for business operations through policy transparency requirements and constraints on members’ freedom to introduce trade barriers. The improved business environment through enhanced governance practices enables, in the long run, to mitigate economic and social crisis in the country that lead to humanitarian crisis by addressing its root causes.
Sudan is making genuine efforts to re-launch its bid for membership of the WTO and is politically engaged in the accession process. The appointment of Mr. Ryosuke Kuwana, Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the WTO, as Chairperson of the Working Party on the Accession of Sudan will create the necessary momentum for Sudan’s accession to the WTO.
Through this project funded by the Government of Japan, the ITC will support Sudan in completing the remaining steps towards full WTO membership.