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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

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 was held with simultaneous interpretation in English and Russian.

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


Agenda    English   Russian

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

10:30 – 10:50 (Geneva)

Opening Remarks

Mr. Dmitry Mariyasin
Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECE

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

10:50 – 11:00

Special Remarks

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

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

11.00 - 11.20

Presentation on the National Trade Facilitation Roadmap

Mr. Salehin Khan    PPT
Project Manager, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE

Mr. Aidarbek Samykbaev
Head of the Department of Customs Policy and Tariff Regulation, 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. Dolores Halloran    PPT
Secretary, Trade Facilitation Committee, World Trade Organization (WTO)
11:30 – 11:40 Mr. Ozonnia Ojielo
United Nations Resident Coordinator
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (UNRCO), Kyrgyz Republic
11:40 – 11:50 Mr. Mohammad Saeed    PPT
Senior Trade Facilitation Adviser, International Trade Centre (ITC)
11:50 – 12:00 Mr. Julian Fraga-Campos
Economic Affairs Officer, Trade Facilitation Section, UNCTAD
12:00 – 12:10 Ms. Asel Uzagaliyeva
Head of component of the project, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Project – Trade Facilitation in Central Asia
12:10 – 12:30 Questions and answers, and closing