Member countries of the Arab-Mediterranean Free-Trade Agreement- Agadir have announced the creation of their own business council, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) announced in a statement Thursday.
Founding members (Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan), on Wednesday, agreed in Casablanca, Morocco, to hold the council’s first meeting on April 26, 2016 in Tunis.
Participants will adopt the internal regulations of the council and establish its program of action for 2016.
The creation of this council aims to build on the co-operation opportunities between small and medium enterprises.
It also aims to make known the Agadir agreement and the incentives offered by companies members of the employers’ organizations in member countries and organizations members of the council.
Other objectives of the council include boosting partnership, investment and trade between companies, particularly private in member countries, through consultation and publication of recommendations to government sides concerned by the implementation of this agreement.