UfM Regional Platform on Trade and Investment
Context and Objectives
The UfM Region remains to be highly fragmented economically given the skewed and low levels of intraregional trade and investment flows, which hinders meaningful economic integration that would generate growth and create sustainable jobs.
The UfM Regional Platform on Trade and Investment convenes twice a year.
The UfM Regional Platform on Trade and Investment convenes twice a year, bringing together representatives from trade ministries and agencies of the UfM Member States as well as representatives from European institutions/agencies and international organisations.
The main objective of the UfM Regional Platform on Trade and Investment is to follow up on the implementation of the UfM Ministerial Declarations and Joint Statements on Trade.
The UfM Regional Platform on Trade and Investment focuses its work on three key interrelated pillars, namely Sustainable Trade, Sustainable Investment, and Regional Integration. In addition to the regionwide work done by the Platform, there is an important emphasis on south-south trade and investment integration given its multiplier effect for the economy.