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Launch of the Trade Obstacles Alert Mechanism

Launch of the Trade Obstacles Alert Mechanism

Trade 07 Sep 2015

The official launch of the Trade Obstacles Alert Mechanism (TOAM) will take place on 10th September 2015.

The Trade Obstacles Alert Mechanism is an online tool designed and developed by the International Trade Centre (ITC) to facilitate the identification and elimination of trade obstacles faced by the business community. The TOAM platform will provide a formal mechanism for the monitoring and resolution of trade obstacles through enhanced coordination between the public and private sectors.

The MCCI is the National Focal Point for the TOAM and will channel reported obstacles to the relevant agencies for follow-up and action. This will ensure efficient transmission of information between operators and government agencies in order to maintain confidentiality.

It is expected that the TOAM will help companies increase their competitiveness and hence reduce the cost of doing business. Furthermore, it will provide policy-makers and trade support institutions with access to an updated database of information regarding trade obstacles faced by operators.

The TOAM website can be accessed on: