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About the Agricultural Trade Expert Network in Europe and Central Asia

The Agricultural Trade Expert Network in Europe and Central Asia brings together experts who conduct research, carry out training programs and advise governments and private sector on issues related to agricultural trade and trade policy, including regional and multilateral trade agreements. The core business of the network is to facilitate generation and exchange of knowledge and to ensure that appropriate capacity development solutions on issues related to agricultural trade in the region are identified and applied.  

Today, the group includes experts from leading academic institutions, and private consulting and law firms from Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

During the first meeting of the Expert Group, experts from the Europe and Central Asia were able to identify existing difficulties associated with the lack of information and analysis on issues of agricultural trade, and to identify the actions needed to overcome these obstacles and capacity development in the region. On the basis of the discussions was approved the Coordination Comittee of the Expert Network, as well as finalized and approved the work plan of the group for 2015.