The Round Table aims at meeting the following objectives:
1. To present and discuss regional insights emanating from the four national NTM surveys in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and the State of Palestine;
2. To develop, agree and validate, in collaboration with the participating countries and the regional integration organizations, a concrete action plan to address NTMs of mutual interest to the Arab countries, particularly with regard to quality requirements, customs procedures and the implementation of GAFTA;
3. To familiarize development partners with the NTM issues that governments in the region consider to be the highest priority for increasing intraregional trade, to enable them to respond to specific needs for technical assistance.