Export Promotion Council holds its first meeting

2019-06-26 17:47:10

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The first meeting of the Export Promotion Council that was set up according to Order No. 37 of the Prime Minister of Mongolia took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 25. The meeting was chaired by Foreign Minister D.Tsogtbaatar.

The council's key role is to ensure inter-sectoral coordination for implementation of the Mongolian Export Program adopted pursuant to the government’s resolution No. 278 and promotion of non-mining exports. The council’s president is the Foreign Minister while the vice president is the Deputy Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry.

The council is comprised of representatives from the authorities in charge of formulating, implementing and coordinating export promotion policies including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Ministry of Road and Transport Development, Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, State Specialized Inspection Agency, and Agency for Standardization and Metrology as well as NGOs that protect and represent the interests of businesspeople such as Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chamber of Commerce of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolian Employers’ Federation, and Silk Road Foundation.

The participants talked about the council’s operation, implementation progress of the Mongolian Export Program, export policy proposals, technical coordination for cashmere production and sales, outcomes of the International Trade Center’s project on the development of Mongolia’s trade and investment road map, further actions to be taken, and the proposal to organize an international forum of meat and meat products.

As per the operational guidelines of the council, the council will have sub-committees responsible for specific tasks, and will convene at least once a quarter to address the issue regarding promotion of exports, especially non-mining ones.