UNECE expands its support in Kyrgyzstan on trade facilitation for greater regional integration
Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked transition economy. The 2017 UNECE Regional Report on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation shows that there is wide scope for improving Kyrgyzstan’s export competitiveness and market access, both regionally and globally. To help realize this potential, UNECE is supporting Kyrgyzstan in its efforts to remove bureaucratic bottlenecks and build local capacity to play a bigger role in regional trade. Jointly with the Ministry of Economy of Kyrgyzstan and the Eurasian Economic Commission, UNECE has been conducting a series of workshops for different stakeholders including government officials and traders, with a special focus on women entrepreneurs. Based on the recommendations from the 2015 UNECE study on Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade in Kyrgyzstan, UNECE is also assisting the country with its obligations under the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.