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Support to Transition Countries

Trade Facilitation and Single Window for the Customs Union

Since 2008, the project has provided methodological support and technical assistance to countries of the Customs Union (Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation) and the Eurasian Economic Commission, with the objective of improving the understanding, planning and implementation of trade facilitation measures, notably by establishing Single Window facilities. It has raised the capacity of policy-makers and experts to create an enabling environment for trade facilitation and the Single Window, using international norms, standards and best-practice recommendations for trade facilitation and Single Window implementation. For information, please follow the link.

Strengthening the national capacity of trade-support institutions of Kyrgyzstan

About the project
During 2017-2018, and following the recommendations of the trade needs assessment Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade, UNECE has implemented a capacity-building project for trade-support institutions in Kyrgyzstan. To improve transparency and facilitate trade, the assessment recommends the establishment of “training facilities, equipped with trained staff and training material adapted to the local context, within relevant market support institutions, in order to familiarize traders with emerging trends in supply chain management marketing, outsourcing and financial management.

Our focus
To respond to such recommendation, UNECE conducted capacity building activities to familiarized traders and government officials with a focus on the following subjects:

Supply chain management, facilitation of imports and exports procedures, and single window implementation:

  • 22 - 25 May 2018 in Bishkek
  • 28 - 29 May 2018 in Jalal-Abad
  • 31 May - 1 June 2018 in Osh

Risk management in regulatory frameworks, conformity assessment and market surveillance

  • 22-25 May 2018 in Bishkek
  • 28-29 May 2018 in Osh

Project activities have been implemented in close cooperation with the National Ministry of Economy, the National Institute for Standards and Metrology, the Eurasian Economic Commission, and the Kyrgyz State University.

Key Deliverables

UNECE training manual on Trade facilitation for easier access to regional and global markets  English   Russian
UNECE Training Guide on Regulatory Frameworks and Market Surveillance (ECE/TRADE/441)

Join us

For more details about the project, please contact lorenza.jachia@un.org and maria-teresa.pisani@un.org