Chamber partners with UN SS Gate, signs Silk Road Chamber of Commerce MOU
The Past President of Samoa Chamber of Commerce and Chair of PIPSO, Klaus Stunzner with CEO Ane Moananu attended and signed an MOU with the UN South South Global Assets and Technology Exchange (UN SS Gate) office at the recent UN High Level Multi Stakeholders Strategy Forum in Macau, China, 25-26 August 2015.
The Silk Road Chamber of Commerce aims at sharing information, strengthen cooperation, jointly explore the international market, facilitate cross-border trade and enhance scientific and technological innovation capacity in developing countries.
The MOU is progress for the Samoa Chamber of Commerce following SIDS 2014 in which an agreement was signed for the Chamber office to become the newest UN SS Gate Country Centre.
According to the MOU, the Private sector will benefit by information sharing that will promote the technological cooperation and communication amongt SMEs, share research and development outcomes and promote transnational investment and localization of technology.
The Chamber as the Country Centre will be responsible for promoting the Silk Road Chamber by effectively integrating industry resources, complement each other with advantages, establish and improve regular contacts and market information sharing mechanisms among its members to assist SMEs to open up to cross border trade maket and access to internations information.
The MOU was jointly signed with the Philippines Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce, Islamic Chamber of Commerce and the Uganda Chamber of Commerce.
The Past President of Chamber and Chair of PIPSO also witnessed the signing of a Letter of Agreement between the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, Chairman of Sun Kian IP Group Foundation (SKIGF) Mr. David Ng and Director of the UN SS Gate office Ms. Teresa Liu for the establishment of a South-South Technology Transfer Facility for the Carribean and Latin America (SIDS/Developing countries) in the Commonwealth of Dominica.
The UN High Level Multi Stakeholder Strategy Forum invited UN Ambassadors, Government officials and other partners from LDCs and SIDS countries that implements and supports South South Cooperation projects.
The forum also reaffirmed the UN and governments’ commitment in scaling up global support for South South Cooperation for the achievement of the Strategic Development Goals (SDGs).