On June 24, 2021, the final conference of the European Union-funded TRAM project "Trade Related Assistance for Mongolia Project, which has been implemented since 2017 was held to review the results achieved over the past 4 years. The closing ceremony was opened by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mrs B.Battsetseg, the Ambassador of the European Union to Mongolia Traian Hristea, and the President of the Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry O.Amartuvshin.
As the minister in charge of foreign trade policies, Mrs B.Battsetseg, the Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed her satisfaction regarding the work done by the TRAM project on improving foreign trade policy, management, facilitating trade, and supporting export toward to EU. Furthermore, she has also specifically noted that the TRAM project successfully implemented and is a clear example of the European Union’s support to the development of Mongolia and the cooperation and partnership
between the EU and Mongolia.
During the closing event, the three components of the project, trade policy, trade facilitation, and export clusters held panel discussions, and the official opening ceremony of the Mongolian Information and Promotion Center in Berlin was held online.
As a result of the project providing professional and methodological consultation on improving the legal environment of foreign trade, and trade responsive measures, the government has approved the “Safeguard regulation”.
The TRAM project showed its effectiveness when developing the necessary structure, national capacity, and information and knowledge needed for implementation of the Trade facilitation discussions with the World trade organization. We expect this to become a basic condition for Mongolia to execute their duties effectively and in time in accordance with the discussion.
The TRAM project has built good experience and has provided an example on motivating partnership between business and government, discovering new opportunities and resources regarding exports, and also the development of the export cluster.
As the project was successfully implemented and because there are actual tangible results, our side has made a proposal to the EU to implement the second phase of the TRAM project