BOMCA assists Tajikistan to promote the EU export standards and raise awareness of the requirements to export Central Asian products to the European countries

  • Thematic Component: 3. Facilitation of Trade
  • Country: Tajikistan

From May 30 to June 01, EU-funded Border Management Programme in Central Asia (BOMCA 10) held a workshop on trade promotion in the framework of the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) for representatives of the competent authorities of Tajikistan responsible for registration, control, and providing administrative cooperation with the EU by verifying documents of origin and preparing information for exporters.

This activity aimed to assist the competent governmental authorities of Tajikistan in the effective application of the GSP+ scheme, to raise awareness regarding EU export standards, and to promote administrative cooperation with the respective governmental authorities.

The national workshop provided 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 for further development of the country’s export capacities and to improve integration with international trade principles and requirements.

This workshop was organised in the framework of BOMCA Component 3, “Facilitation of Trade”. Similar activities have been conducted in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.