Trade & Economic Development

Mr. Kanan MURTUZOV - Executive Manager in PERMIS in charge of the Working Group on Trade and Economic Development        Tel: +90 (212) 229 63 30-35  (Ext: 117)

The Republic of Türkiye is the Country-Coordinator of the Working Group on Trade and Economic Development from 1 July 2024 until 30 June 2026.

The key priorities for BSEC activity in the field of trade and economic development are defined by Goal 1 “Intensifying Intra-regional Trade and Investments” of the “BSEC Economic Agenda Towards an Enhanced BSEC Partnership”, adopted in 2012.


The main activities are carried out by the BSEC Working Group on Trade and Economic Development in order to promote regional cooperation in the field of trade and economic development, which meets at its regular meetings at least once a year. Four Meetings of the Ministers in charge of Economy were held that adopted Declarations serving as guidance for the activities in this domain. A fruitful cooperation is also developed with respective international organizations, which contributes effectively to the enhancement of cooperation in the region.


The Working Group focused its activity in particular on finding further ways for facilitating trade in the BSEC Region, establishing proper mechanisms for closer cooperation among the Member States in the respective area. Recently the Working Group was working on finalization of the draft Regional Trade Facilitation Strategy for the BSEC Region and of the draft Framework for BSEC Single Window Cooperation.

The Working Group has on its agenda a number of proposals and projects of interest to the BSEC Member States, such as: exchange of views on setting up an Information Exchange Mechanism on trade and economic issues in the BSEC Region, enhancing cooperation among the BSEC Member States in the sphere of Electronic Commerce etc.

For further information kindly contact the Executive Manager in charge.