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Launch of the National Trade Facilitation Roadmap of the Kyrgyz Republic 2021-2025

15 June 2021 10:30 - 12:30
Virtual meeting Switzerland
Background

The National Trade Facilitation Roadmap of the Kyrgyz Republic 2021-2025 has been developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and MoEF. The Roadmap serves as the guiding framework for comprehensive national trade facilitation reforms over a five-year period. This event launches the e-publication of the Roadmap in English and Russian. The event also highlights the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between UNECE and M. Ryskulbekov Kyrgyz Economic University under a grant to build the capacity of the Kyrgyz stakeholders on trade facilitation. These activities are implemented under the UNECE project “Strengthening the capacity of the Kyrgyz National Trade Facilitation Council to implement the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement”. The project aims at enhancing knowledge and technical capacities of policymakers and experts of the NTFC, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders of the Kyrgyz Republic to effectively implement trade facilitation policies and priority measures under Category C of the WTO TFA. It is also expected to contribute to the sustainable economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic. The project is funded by the Russian Federation.

This virtual event will have simultaneous interpretation in English and Russian.

Time: 10:30-12:30 CET / 14:30 - 16:30 (Bishkek time)

Registration is open now and mandatory for participation.

Agenda
Moderator: Ms. Elisabeth Tuerk
Director, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE
Opening Session

10:30 – 10:50

Opening Remarks

Ms. Olga Algayerova
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary, UNECE

Mr. Bekbolot Abdyganyevich Aliev
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic

10:50 – 11:10

Special Remarks

Mr. Almaz Toktobekovich Kadyraliev
Rector, M. Ryskulbekov Kyrgyz Economic University

11.10 - 11.20

Presentation on the National Trade Facilitation Roadmap

  • Mr. Salehin Khan, Project Manager, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE
  • Mr. Aidarbek Samykbaev, Head of the Department of Customs and Tariff Policy, Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic
Trade Facilitation in Central Asia: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic                                              

11:20 –11:30

Ms. Gulnara Turarovna Uskenbaeva
Co-chairperson, National Trade Facilitation Council, the Kyrgyz Republic

11:30 – 12:20

Presentations from the International Organizations

12:20 – 12:30

Questions and answers