CARPATHIAN EUROREGION

TRADE COMMISION


RULES OF ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION 

OVERVIEW

The Carpathian Euroregion, hereinafter known as CE, has been established in year 1993, and it includes the border regions of 5 countries: Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine and Romania.

The activity of the CE is in accordance with the principles of the European Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities, no. 106 of the European Council adopted at Madrid in year 1981.

The basic role of the CE is to facilitate contacts and to help establish cooperation between citizens, institutions, local and regional authorities and at the same time to prepare and create the required documents for the development of the regions from this part of Europe.

Within the CE, there are 5 operational Work Commissions composed of experts from the 5 member states, the commissions being coordinated by one member state each.

The Commission for Trade Development is coordinated by Romania. The presidency of the Commission is held by CCI Maramures through its president.

THE TASKS OF THE COMMISSION FOR TRADE DEVELOPMENT

The Commission for Trade Development has the following tasks:

- Supporting the creation of mixed companies within the CE

- Organization and coordination of relations, information exchanges about the legislation of involved countries with respect to the possibilities of investments, respectively information about the process of privatization

- Attracting foreign and local investors in the Region

- Organizing business meetings at international level

- Organizing fairs and exhibitions with the participation of all CE countries

- Coordinating the investments made by local and multinational companies that operate in the Region

- Developing the Information Center of the Carpathian Euroregion Trade Commission

- Organizing and establishing a regional data bank with data about investors and companies that wish to establish collaboration with economic operators from CER

- Establishing local information centers

- Participation at CBC projects and other programs with European funding

- Establishing a business portal of the Commission through developing the current informational portal www.tradecarp.com

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE COMMISSION FOR TRADE DEVELOPMENT

The Governing bodies of the Commission for Trade Development are the following:

a) The Council of the Carpathian Euroregion

b) The Commission President for Trade Development

c) The Experts Committee of the Trade Commission

a) The Council of the Carpathian Euroregion

The Council of the Carpathian Euroregion is composed of 10 members for each member state of the CE. It is the body that confirms the Rules of Organization and Operation of the Commission and approves its composition.

The Council of the Carpathian Euroregion has the following tasks tied to the activity of the Commission for Trade Development:

- Debates the activity report of the Commission for Trade Development, concerning the activity performed between the sessions of the Commission

- Stays informed about the budget of the Commission

- Debates the main direction of future activities of the Commission

- Stays informed about the Rules of Organization and Operation of the Commission

- Debates and decides on any matters that are in its area of expertise

b) The Commission President for Trade Development

The Commission President for Trade Development is appointed at the proposal of the Romanian Party of the Carpathian Euroregion, whom is responsible for the coordination of this Commission:

The Commission President for Trade Development has the following tasks:

- Ensures the management of day to day activities of the Commission

- Represents the Commission in internal and external relations

- Convenes the Experts Committee at the Commission sessions

- Presents before the Euroregion Council the activity report of the Commission

- Presents for approval to the Experts Committee the Rules of Organization and Operation

- Proposes measures to improve the activities of the Commission

- Appoints the Secretary of the Trade Commission

c) Experts Committee

The Experts Committee is formed of representatives from each territorial-administrative division (voivodeship, county, region) of the members states of CER.

The Experts Committee will be composed of one representative from each Chamber of Commerce and Industry from the counties / voivodeships / Carpathian Euroregion regions.

The Experts Committee has the following tasks:

- Participates at the meetings of the Commission for Trade Development

- Elaborates and approves the Rules of Organization and Operation of the Commission

- Participates in preparing the Program of Activities of the Commission for Trade Development

- Debates the problems of general interest in what concerns the CE economy and adopts decisions and proposals for measures

- Puts into action the adopted decisions and acts in order to fulfill the approved Program of Activities

- Elaborates and approves the income and expenses budget of the Commission The Commission

Secretary for Trade Development

The Commission Secretary for Trade Development is appointed by the Commission President.

The tasks of the Commission Secretary for Trade Development are:

- Coordinates the organization of meetings for the Trade Development Commission

- Prepares the Activity Report of the Commission

- Maintains communication with all members of the Commission

- Puts into action all the decisions of the Commission

- Prepares Official Reports for the Commission meetings

Final Provisions

The Commission for Trade Development meets at least twice a year at the call of the Commission President. The call for the meeting is made with at least 15 days before taking place. When the call is made the agenda and location of the meeting are also communicated.

The decisions are adopted with the vote of at least 50% + 1 of the number of members present. In case of equality the vote of the president is decisive.

The members of the Trade Commission are obliged to know and to apply accordingly the provisions of this regulation.

The Rules of Organization and Operation were approved in the meeting of the Trade Commission from the date of 07.05.2009.

PRESIDENT,

Ing. Gheorghe Marcaş