From September 20 to 22, the Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA10) held a national workshop/technical assistance mission on trade promotion in the framework of the European Union’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP+) for representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Agriculture, State Customs Service, National Investment Agency and other governmental agencies of Kyrgyzstan.
This activity aims to assist the competent governmental authorities of Kyrgyzstan in the effective application of the GSP+ scheme, raise awareness regarding the EU export standards, and promote the administrative cooperation of the respective governmental authorities.
Also, the national workshop provided the evaluation of existing legislation and practice, including monitoring and control of the registered exporter system (REX), as well as application of the rules of origin.
Based on a review of existing legislation and an assessment of the practical application of the rules of origin, including monitoring and control of the REX system, areas for improvement were identified and recommendations made to further development the country’s export capacities and to improve integration with international trade principles and requirements.
This workshop is organised in the framework of BOMCA Component 3 “Facilitation of Trade”.
GSP+ consists of special incentive arrangement for sustainable development and provides additional tariff preferences on importation of goods to the EU from developing countries, which are vulnerable due to a lack of diversification and insufficient integration within the international trading system.