CAREC e-Alert

Keeping Updated on CAREC

CAREC e-Alert, the Program’s electronic newsletter, provides updates on recently approved projects in the region, on the latest and upcoming institutional and sector-related events, and on regional cooperation–themed and sector-specific studies and research on regional cooperation.

CAREC e-Alert / Issue No. 33 / 1-30 June 2013

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Issue No. 33 • 1-30 June 2013

Kazakhstan hosts midyear CAREC Senior Officials' Meeting
Senior government officials and national focal points gathered to review the progress and key issues in transport, trade facilitation, trade policy, and energy. Read more.
Turkmenistan hosts CAREC sector meeting for the first time
The Ministry of Economy and Development hosted the 15th CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee meeting. Read more.
Officials from CAREC countries attend customs training
Senior and midlevel officers learned about customs modernization and management. Read more.


CAREC officials observe trade reforms in Georgia
Officials from CAREC member countries visited Tbilisi, Batumi, and Sarpi to observe the impact of Georgia's reforms in customs automation and border management strategy. Read more.

Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan representatives attend CAREC workshops
Participants discussed transport, energy, trade policy, and trade facilitation. Read more.

CAREC achievements highlighted at regional cooperation discussion
At the meeting on Regional Cooperation in a Changing Global Economic Landscape, Kazakhstan National Focal Point and Vice-Minister of Economy and Budget Planning Madina Abylkassymova spoke about the CAREC Program's achievements. Read more.



A Global Future for Eurasia
CAREC is a committed partnership of 10 countries, supported by six multilateral institution partners. Its priority sectors are transport, energy, trade facilitation, and trade policy. Watch the video.


CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) Logistics Training
Dushanbe, Tajikistan: 1-3 July 2013
The training aims to raise the level of professionalism, efficiency, and management skills of carriers, freight forwarders, and logistics companies in the region. For information, email Mr. Jeff Procak,

Aug 2013 Time-Release Study (TRS) Training to Customize TRS Tools To be confirmed
Aug 2013 Training on International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) Training Standards, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management, Business Networking Forum, and CFCFA Working Groups' Meeting To be confirmed
Aug 2013 Transboundary Animal Disease Control Workshop for the People's Republic of China and Mongolia To be confirmed
Sep 2013 CAREC Energy Sector Coordinating Committee (ESCC) Meeting Astana, Kazakhstan
Sep 2013 Consultation Meeting with the CAREC National Focal Points To be confirmed
For a list of all upcoming events, click here.


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TRADE FACILITATION: Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (RIBS) (Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, ADB)
The project will improve working conditions and the performance of border management personnel, and reduce processing time and cost, resulting in better regional transport connections, improved trade and transit infrastructure, and reduced cross-border barriers. Read more.


View CAREC-related projects by priority sectors:


Modernizing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures to Facilitate Trade in Agricultural and Food Products

Regional Economic Outlook Update: Middle East and Central Asia


The CAREC Program websites focus on the full spectrum of CAREC's work and activities in Central Asia and neighboring subregions.


CAREC is a partnership of 10 countries working together to create economic growth and improve the quality of life for all people of the CAREC region. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are supported in the regional cooperation process by 6 multilateral institutions: Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund, Islamic Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, and World Bank.

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