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Second International Seminar on Trade Facilitation in the Kyrgyz Republic

Second International Seminar on Trade Facilitation in the Kyrgyz Republic

01 December (9:00) - 02 December (19:00) 2021
Hybrid: Garden Hotel, Emilbek Ailchiev 61 Bishkek Kyrgyzstan

The international seminar on trade facilitation will be conducted under the UNECE project on “Strengthening the capacity of the Kyrgyzstan National Trade Facilitation Council to implement the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement”

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  • 1 December – Seminar on “Facilitation of import and export procedures”
  • 2 December – Seminar on “Single window implementation”

The target audience: employees of relevant state bodies, employees of the National Council for Trade Facilitation, business representatives engaged in activities in the field of foreign trade, students of bachelor's and master's degree programs of Kyrgyz Economic University named after M. Ryskulbekov.

Language: Russian, English


  • Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Kyrgyz Economic University named after M. Ryskulbekov


To help build the capacity of the local stakeholders, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the M. Ryskulbekov Kyrgyz Economic University (KEU) for the period of May 2021 – April 2022. This MoU includes a UNECE grant to the KEU in trade facilitation to support the long-term development of trade facilitation experts in the Kyrgyz Republic, who will contribute to and implement appropriate trade facilitation measures in the country. Such a support will help the Kyrgyz Republic implement the category C measures of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (WTO TFA) as well as the National Trade Facilitation Roadmap 2021-2025 in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Under this grant, the KEU with UNECE support, is developing training courses on a number of topics including:

  • WTO TFA and the role of National Trade Facilitation Committees;
  • Supply chain management;
  • Facilitation of import and export procedures;
  • Single window implementation;
  • Intra- and extra-regional cross-border trade;
  • Cross-border e-commerce.

The courses are based on recommendations, e-business standards and guidelines developed by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) and resources from other international organizations, and will give particular attention to local practices, regulations and private sector needs. The newly-established Competence Center for Trade Facilitation at KEU conduct these courses.

For any information on the project and the seminar, please contact project manager Salehin Khan.