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Fifth Tranche UN Development Account Project on Trade Facilitation in Central Asia

Capacity Building in Support of Trade Integration with emphasis on
Integrated Trade Information Flow Management and Trade Facilitation in Central Asia

The project, financed from the 5th tranche of the UN Development Account, seeks to increase the capacity of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to develop regional trade integration and facilitation policies, and increase their competitiveness in regional and global markets through modern trade facilitation techniques and better sub-regional cooperation. To achieve this objective, the project aims at better collaboration among various country authorities; improved information gathering and sharing; adoption of international standards and modern technological solutions; collaboration in policy and strategy formulation for a coordinated facilitation of trade, transit, and electronic business; which may include synchronization of relevant WTO positions. It will be completed by 2010. The lead agency in this project is UNECE, working with UNESCAP. Cooperation will be developed with UNCTAD, UNDP, the World Bank, ADB, and regional initiatives with a trade and transport facilitation component, such as EurAsEC, CAREC or TRACECA.

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  • Project Working Group on Trade in Central Asia [more....]
  • Public-private partnership for trade facilitation



Mario Apostolov, Regional Adviser, UNECE Trade, Palais des Nations, Room 437, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland, tel.: +41 22 9171134, fax: +41 22 9170037, e-mail: [email protected]