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Inclusive Trade Action Group (ITAG) – Work plan 2022-2024


Following the March 2018 endorsement of the Joint Declaration on Fostering Progressive and Inclusive Trade, the Inclusive Trade Action Group (ITAG) was officially launched in November 2018 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on the margins of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting.

Since then, many ITAG activities have been successfully carried out under that work plans established for 2019-2020 and for 2020-2022. 

Proposed points of engagement (2022-2024)

Our objective for the upcoming years is to deepen the work in the important areas that have been already worked upon and to explore new ones. In this sense, we propose to deepen the work on objectives 2 and 3 of the 2020-2022 work plan (below), specifically:

1. Sharing experiences and best practices to develop inclusive trade provisions on trade and gender, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), labour, environment, trade and Indigenous Peoples and to promote their use in bilateral, regional, and multilateral negotiations:

The first activity will be focused on SMEs and will be a webinar for sharing experiences and best practices on trade and SMEs provisions.

2. Resume the meetings of ITAG caucus at the World Trade Organization (WTO)

3. SMEs and Responsible Business Conduct: Challenges and opportunities

Webinar to share experiences and best practices on standards, guidelines and principles of Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) that have been endorsed, supported, or observed by the ITAG members. SMEs face specific challenges and opportunities in implementing RBC standards and this activity could be an opportunity to identify their challenges and successes in implementing RBC standards or practices.

4. Other points of engagement of 2020-2022 to continue in 2022-2024 WP

The objectives of the 2020-2022 work plan:

Proposed points of engagement 2020-2022

The work plan was updated to reflect circumstances of COVID-19 and the need for increased virtual engagements.  Key ITAG priorities defined were:

Completed work to date:

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