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Economic and Trade Meetings - held/announced

SAARC Meetings held or already announced to be held in 2015 in the fields of Economic, Trade and Finance:

 As of 3 March 2015, 12:05:20

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Activity

Schedule

Venue

Status

Remarks

 1.                  

Eleventh Advisory Committee Meeting (ACM) SAARC Trade Promotion Network (SAARC TPN)

3 February 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Held

by GIZ

 2.                  

Fifth Meeting of Operations Committee Meeting of SAARC Trade Promotion Network

4 - 6 February 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Held

by GIZ

 3.                  

Training Programme focusing on modernization of Customs Administration of SAARC Countries

9-13 March 2015

Faridabad, India

Dates announced

Announced on 27 January 2015.

 

 4.                  

SAARC Seminar on Taxation Issues in Digital Economy, NADT, Nagpur

17 - 20 March 2015

India

Dates announced

slightly rescheduled from 10-13 March 2015 to 17-20 March 2015 on 20 January 2015

 5.                  

SAARC-PTB Review Meeting for SEGA-III

24 March 2015

New Delhi, India

Dates announced

with financial and technical assistance of PTB. Announced on 22 January 2015

 6.                  

SAARC PTB Sensitization Programme for Regulators

25 - 26 March 2015

New Delhi, India

Dates announced

with financial and technical assistance of PTB as recommended by SEGA-02. Announced on 22 January 2015

 7.                  

Special SAARC Meeting of Representatives of Ministries of Commerce and Finance   to prioritize recommendations of Regional Economic Integration Study (Phase-II)

14 - 15 April 2015

Goa, India

Dates announced

with financial and technical assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB). Announced on 22 January 2015. To be held in Goa.

 8.                  

Fourth SAARC Meeting of Competent Authorities on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

23-24 April 2015

New Delhi

Dates announced

Announced on 27 January 2015

 9.                  

Informal Meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers

3 May 2015

Baku, Azerbaijan

Dates announced

to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan on the sidelines of Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank

10.                

Second Meeting of the Sectoral Technical Committee on Chemical and Chemical Products

26-27 May 2015

Sri Lanka

Dates announced

Offered by Sri Lanka at the Fiirst Meeting of the STC

11.                

Fifth Meeting of SAARC Sectoral Technical Committee on Food and Agricultural Products

28-29 May 2015

Sri Lanka

Dates announced

Offered by Sri Lanka at Fourth Meeting of the STC

12.                

Special Meeting of SAFTA Committee of Experts to consider matters relating to proposal of Bhutan, India, Maldives and Pakistan for further tariff liberalization and reduction in the sensitive lists

1-2 June 2015

SAARC Secretariat

Dates announced

 

13.                

Spl Meeting of Customs and Commerce Authorities on Verification Mechanism relating to Rules of Origin under SAPTA and SAFTA

3-4 June 2015

SAARC Secretariat

Dates announced

 

14.                

Eleventh Meeting of Expert Group on SAARC Agreement on Trade in Services (SATIS-11)

5-6 June 2015

SAARC Secretariat

Dates announced

Final Offer Lists are yet to be finalised and exchanged by Member States

15.                

Third Meeting of Working Group on Reduction in the Sensitive Lists under SAFTA (Phase-III)

7-8 June 2015

SAARC Secretariat

Dates announced

Request Lists/Offer Lists not exchanged by Member States as yet.

16.                

Ninth Meeting of SAARC Sub-Group on Investment and Arbitration (SGIA-09)

9-10 June 2015

SAARC Secretariat

Dates announced

recommended by SGIA-08. To be scheduled after receiving revised Draft Agreement from India.

17.                

Seventh Meeting of SAARC Finance Secretaries

19 August 2015

Nepal

Dates announced

 

18.                

Seventh Meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers

20 August 2015

Nepal

Dates announced