Committee of Senior Trade Officials

The Composition and Functions of the Senior Trade Officials

The Committee of Senior Trade Officials shall consist of Permanent or Principal Secretaries or other officials designated by each State Party.

The Committee of Senior Trade Officials shall:

Subject to directions given by the Council of Ministers, the Committee of Senior Trade Officials shall meet at least twice a year and shall operate in accordance with the rules of procedures as adopted by the Council of Ministers.

The Committee shall submit its report, which may include recommendations, to the Council of Ministers following its meetings.

The RECs shall be represented in the Committee of Senior Trade Officials, in an advisory capacity.