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Virtual Regional Workshop on Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) Program – Enhancement and Sustainability

The Virtual Regional Workshop on the Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) Program – Enhancement and Sustainability is intended to provide the participants from CAREC Member Countries with the opportunity to benefit from a more dynamic AEO program by developing and applying advanced compliance management systems in the implementation of the AEO program. The workshop brings together […]

3rd Technical Working Group Meeting on CAREC Advance Transit System/Information Common Exchange Pilot Phase Implementation

3rd Technical Working Group Meeting on CAREC Advance Transit System/Information Common Exchange Pilot Phase Implementation

ADB is supporting the implementation of the CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda (CITA) 2030 by enhancing the capacity of customs agencies and the CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee (CCC) to better respond to the rapidly evolving trade environment in CAREC countries and increasing private sector demand for better services. The development of regional transit trade is one […]

Regional Workshop in Enhancing and Accelerating the Implementation of the AEO Program in Central Asia

The Regional Workshop in Enhancing and Accelerating the Implementation of the AEO Program in Central Asia was held on 31 October – 1 November 2023 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It was attended by representatives from the customs authorities of the CAREC countries, AEO experts from Korea Customs Service, Indonesia Customs, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of […]

Facilitation of Regional Transit Trade in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation: Testing Phase of CATS and ICE

Facilitation of Regional Transit Trade in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation: Testing Phase of CATS and ICE

On 3rd October, high-level customs officials from selected CAREC countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Baku to implement pilot testing activities of the CAREC Advanced Transit System and Information Common Exchange that will simplify transit documentation and procedures and promote intra-regional trade among these CAREC countries. Shahin Baghirov, Chairman of the State Customs […]

Accession of Turkmenistan to the World Trade Organization: Technical Working Sessions on the Memorandum of Foreign Trade Regime

Accession of Turkmenistan to the World Trade Organization: Technical Working Sessions on the Memorandum of Foreign Trade Regime

On 2-6 October, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) organized technical working sessions on policies affecting trade in goods, which form part of the Memorandum of Foreign Trade Regime (MFTR) – a key document for WTO accession negotiations. The activity builds on the series of capacity building on Turkmenistan’s accession […]

Virtual Regional Workshop on Authorised Economic Operators Program

Virtual Regional Workshop on Authorised Economic Operators Program

TA 9824: Better Customs for Better Client Services in Central Asia, a project under the Asian Development Bank, aims to foster inclusive economic growth and support the readiness of Central Asian countries to comply with existing international trade facilitation commitments such as the Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Program and new or evolving requirements. The technical workshop […]

CAREC Conference on Electronic Phytosanitary Certificates

CAREC Conference on Electronic Phytosanitary Certificates

On 11-12 September 2023, the Asian Development Bank co-organized the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Conference on Electronic Phytosanitary Certificates in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with the Agency of Plant Protection and Quarantine (APPQ) of Uzbekistan, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Trade Central Asia (TCA) activity and German Development Cooperation (GIZ). Over 70 participants from […]

Accession of Turkmenistan to the World Trade Organization: Technical Working Sessions on the Memorandum of Foreign Trade Regime

Accession of Turkmenistan to the World Trade Organization: Technical Working Sessions on the Memorandum of Foreign Trade Regime

On 3-14 July 2023, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) organized technical working sessions on the Memorandum of Foreign Trade Regime (MFTR) – a key document for WTO accession negotiations. Building on the Roundtable and Donor Engagement to Support Turkmenistan’s Accession to the World Trade Organization held on 30 May […]

World Export Development Forum 2023 Session: Landlocked Developing Country Business Talks

World Export Development Forum 2023 Session: Landlocked Developing Country Business Talks

On 26 June 2023, landlocked developing countries (LLDCs)’ businesses and government representatives discussed specific needs, aspirations, and the unique challenges they face at the Landlocked Developing Country Business Talks held in the framework of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) 2023 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) under the Central Asia Regional Economic […]

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