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. 37 / 1-31 October 2013

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Issue No. 37 • 1-31 October 2013
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12th CAREC Ministerial Conference
Ministers of the 10 CAREC member countries expressed support for the refined CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020, which outlines investments in corridor projects worth $38.8 billion. View the event page.
CAREC to support key new routes to boost regional trade
CAREC member countries will develop key new road and rail routes linking Central Asia to the People's Republic of China and South Asia to realize the huge trade potential between the three regions. Read more.
Senior CAREC officials discuss priority sector updates
Senior CAREC officials met to prepare for the meeting that would consider refinements in transport, trade facilitation, and trade policy strategies. Read more.


TPCC meeting tackles revised action plan
Sector representatives and other participants from CAREC member countries gathered to discuss the new Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan 2013-2017. Read more.

Joint CAREC meeting reviews transport and trade facilitation strategy
Delegations from the transport and trade facilitation sectors and multilateral development partners reviewed the draft Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020. Read more.

CAREC customs officials discuss trade facilitation projects
Senior customs officials from CAREC member countries gathered to agree on proposed technical assistance projects to further advance the committee's trade facilitation agenda. Read more.



CAREC Connects
CAREC connects countries, economies, and people by supporting transport, trade, and energy projects. Watch the video.


Nov 2013 CAREC Transboundary Animal Disease Control Workshop To be confirmed
Nov 2013 Consultation Workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement To be confirmed
Nov 2013 CAREC Advisors and Regional Cooperation Coordinators Meeting To be confirmed
Nov 2013 Sanitary-Phytosanitary Regulatory Review Validation Workshop To be confirmed
Dec 2013 CAREC Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring (CPMM) Workshop To be confirmed
For a list of all upcoming events, click here.


12th Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Ministerial Conference: Astana, Kazakhstan, 23-24 Oct 2013

19th CAREC Trade Policy Coordinating Committee Meeting: Astana, Kazakhstan, 22 Oct 2013

Consultation Meeting with CAREC National Focal Points: Bangkok, Thailand, 27-28 Sep 2013

For a list of all CAREC events, click here.


TRADE FACILITATION: Working with the Private Sector in Trade Facilitation (Regional/ADB)
The project will support the design, implementation and monitoring of key trade facilitation and private sector development activities under CAREC. Read more.

TRANSPORT: CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 Enhancement Project (Tajikistan/ADB)
The project will improve regional network connectivity (CAREC Corridors 3 and 5 and associated subnetwork) and enhance regional economic cooperation and inclusive economic growth in Tajikistan. Read more.



CAREC CPMM Annual Report 2012

Asian Development Outlook 2013 Update: Governance and Public Service Delivery

Energy Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

Report to the Government of Kazakhstan: Policies for Industrial and Service Diversification in Asia in the 21st Century


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