Strengthening the capacity of Central Asian countries to implement trade facilitation measures and better integrate into the international rules-based trading system
01 Jan 2018
31 Dec 2023
26 Sep 2017 Excom session 93
Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
The Central Asian countries and Azerbaijan, countries participating in the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), are among the last in the world to accede to the international rules-based trading system (WTO). Trade policy and capacity-building events, as well as Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) readiness assessments in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, have shown demand for trade facilitation support. The objective of this project is to strengthen national capacities of the beneficiary countries to implement trade facilitation measures and better integrate into the international rules-based trading system.