About Us ACTION PLAN ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CATALOGUE OF CONFIDENCE BUILDING MEASURES OF THE CICA IN THE AREA OF PROMOTION OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND INFORMATION EXCHANGE IN SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISE FOR 2010-2011

Adopted by SOC on 29 October 2009

 The present Action Plan is aimed at development and diversification of mutually beneficial cooperation among the CICA Member States, implementation of the aims and achievement of anticipated results indicated in the draft Concept Paper on Implementation of the CICA Catalogue of Confidence Building Measures in the area of Promotion of Business Opportunities and Information Exchange in Small and Medium Enterprise.

The Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Thailand as co-coordinators of the CICA project in the area of promotion of business opportunities and information exchange in small and medium enterprise intend to undertake joint activities and measures in the following fields:

  1. Cooperation in the area of economy

To step up cooperation in the area of anti-crisis support to small and medium enterprise of the CICA Member States. To consider possibility to hold by coordinating countries a seminar on indicated issues.

  2. Cooperation in the area of information exchange

  1. To develop approaches for creation in the Internet of a unified multilingual information portal bringing together the information resources in the area of external economic activities of small and medium enterprise of the CICA Member States (to be implemented by the Russian side with the participation of other interested sides);
  2. To develop a network between small and medium enterprises of the CICA Member States with the purpose of exchange of experiences of development of small and medium enterprise in the CICA Member States. As co-coordinators, the Kingdom of Thailand, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation will hold a forum on these issues in Thailand.
  3. The CICA Member States will study possibilities to use electronic systems for information support of SME activities, the presentation of which took place during the Specialized Experts Meeting on SME in Moscow on 9 June 2009.  

 3. The mechanism for implementation

  1. Particular conditions and forms of cooperation indicated may be supplemented and made concrete on the basis of a direct dialogue between the authorized bodies of the CICA Member States regulating the relations in the area of small and medium enterprise.
  2. The CICA Member States may draw up separate working plans on implementation of the measures envisaged in the present Action Plan.
  3. The progress of implementation of the present Action Plan will be regularly reviewed at the annual meetings of SWG. Besides, it is planned that the results of the review and recommendations will be forwarded by the Chairman of SWG to the CICA Member States in a form of summaries on "the best experience" of development of small and medium enterprise in the CICA Member States.
  4. The CICA Member States will consider establishing of Experts ad hoc group in the area of SME with participation of the Kingdom of Thailand, The Russian Federation and The Republic of Kazakhstan, as co-coordinators. 
  5. In the process of achieving its goals, this  Action Plan may be corrected as necessary.