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Regulatory Connectivity Cluster Meeting: Enabling Environment for MSMEs

Date: 1 December 2020, 11h00 – 12h30

Differences in regulatory systems, and the difficulty in complying with standards, have been identified by the private sector as the second and third greatest concern about doing business in other Commonwealth countries.

It is therefore not surprising that international regulatory co-operation, where countries work together on regulatory issues, and in this context specifically trade-related regulatory issues, have been identified by the Commonwealth private sector as the most important issue to address to promote Commonwealth trade.

The 4th meeting of the regulatory cluster will bring member countries together to continue work to develop Commonwealth Good Regulatory Principles, discuss tools to support micro, small and medium-size enterprises (MSMEs) in COVID-19 recovery, and outline the work programme for the cluster to support Covid-19 economic recovery.

  • Session I: Commonwealth Good Regulatory Practice principles
  • Session II: Regulatory tools to support MSMEs in the COVID-19 recovery
  • Session III: Reprioritised work programme and next steps

Participation in this meeting is open to nominees from Commonwealth member states, Commonwealth accredited and associated organisations and Commonwealth partner organisations.

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