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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
The UNECE Study on Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade in Kyrgyzstan, was completed in 2015 was completed in 2015. 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, such as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in order to familiarize traders with emerging trends in supply chain management marketing, outsourcing and financial management”.

Our focus
To respond to such recommendation, the project will develop training materials for trade support institutions and will familiarize traders and government officials with international and national trade-related regulations, policies, trends and issues. Project activities are implemented in close cooperation with the National Ministry of Economy, the National Institute for Standards and Metrology, the Eurasian Economic Commission, UNDP and the Kyrgyzstan State University


Risk management in regulatory frameworks, conformity assessment and market surveillance:
• 22-25 May 2018, Bishkek
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• 28-29 May 2018, Osh

Supply chain management, facilitation of imports and exports procedures, and single window implementation 
• 22-25 May 2018, Bishkek
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• 28 – 29 May 2018, Jalal-Abad
• 31 May – 1 June 2018, Osh

Join us
If you wish to take part in the workshops or require further information, please contact lorenza.jachia@unece.org and maria-teresa.pisani@unece.org