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CHAPTER I Basic Principles

i.    Foster GMS cooperation
ii.    Add value to national CCI programmes
iii.    Strengthen ties with national CCIs
iv.    Address gaps in trade and investment facilitation services
v.    Offer services on cost-recovery basis
vi.    Build intra- and inter-regional partnerships
vii.    Achieve GMS programme development consensus
viii.    Document activities and decision-making
 

The following constitute the basic principles, which may be amended with unanimous decision of Directors, should circumstances warrant.

i.    Foster GMS cooperation

To foster closer and mutually reinforcing cooperation among the GMS member countries and between the GMS member countries, as a single trading group, and other regions of the world.

ii.    Add value to national CCI programmes

To offer programmes and services which add value significantly to programmes and services offered by national CCIs.

iii.    Strengthen ties with national CCIs

To strengthen cooperative ties with national CCIs, focusing on mutually beneficial programme activities.

iv.    Address gaps in trade and investment facilitation services

To address new services gaps which national CCIs, as national organizations, would not generally be in a position to offer.

v.    Offer services on cost-recovery basis

To offer any and all programmes and services on a self-sustaining basis, with a view to full cost-recovery, ‘neither profit nor loss’.

vi.     Build intra- and inter-regional partnerships

To build intra- and inter-regional partnerships which reflect the interests of the entire GMS.

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