iv. Increasing intra-regional and extra-regional trade
A STORY OF SUCCESS
Having taken into account the low share of intra-regional trade within the overall trade of the region and its limited market access to third countries, a focus on promotion and facilitation of trade within the SEE region and SEE region’s access to other markets would help better use of such potential and also contribute to overcoming the socio-economic challenges of the region. In cooperation with the private sector, highlighting the importance of transport connectivity, exploiting the full potentials of maritime ports having higher international connectivity and trade facilitation intra-SEE trade, which could be built upon the existing legal arrangements within the SEE Region would be required. Trade Ministers would benefit from a gathering where they can interactively address these issues.