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The General Union of the Chambers of Commerce Announces Four Working Groups to Elaborate the White Book in 2022

The Libyan General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture met with several chambers of commerce from different Libyan cities and a team from Expertise France during a workshop held in Tunis from the 16th to the 17th of December 2021. During the workshop, they identified priority reforms related to business obstacles in Libya and announced the formation of four working groups.

Attendees of the workshop discussed the results of a major survey conducted during the preceding months that included business owners' points of view from all over Libya regarding the most common obstacles and issues facing businesses. They also discussed priority reform plans to facilitate the development of enterprises and to provide them with a supportive and prosperous work environment.

Mr Saleh Alabedi, Vice president of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, announced in a press release following the workshop the establishment of four working groups specialized in: legal, Finance, labour, and public policies. These groups will be responsible for elaborating the White Book which will collect the challenges facing business in Libya, the priority reforms, and the proposed solutions. The plan is to present it during 2022 to the government to take the necessary measures and actions to support and develop the private sector and positively impact the business environment in Libya.

The workshop comes within the EU4PSL project funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France and aims to support and diversify the private sector in Libya.