The International Trade Center (ITC) and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic are jointly implementing a four-year “Ready for Trade Central Asia” project aimed at facilitating international trade in Central Asia by ensuring transparency of cross-border requirements, eliminating regulatory and procedural barriers, strengthening the capacity of businesses to comply with trade formalities and standards, and by improving cross-border e-commerce.
One of the components of the project is the creation of a trade facilitation portal. In order to implement this component, SE SWC and the International Trade Center signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The trade portal describes step-by-step procedures for cross-border procedures, including import, export and transit of goods. The purpose of the portal is to provide general access and transparency of information on trade procedures, which will reduce time and costs, increase the export potential of entrepreneurs in Kyrgyzstan.
On November 11, 2021, the online platform “Information Trade Portal of Kyrgyzstan” was officially launched with the participation of representatives of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and government agencies, international organizations, as well as business communities.
The Trade Portal contains unique information on the export, import and transit of about 50 types of goods, and transit between third countries and the EAEU countries, including:
— information on import, export and transit procedures;
– forms and documents necessary for obtaining a permit document;
– types of applicable rates of duties and taxes imposed in connection with imports or exports;
— regulatory legal acts of the Kyrgyz Republic regulating customs procedures, etc.
All information on the trade portal is presented in Kyrgyz, Russian and English. The portal is available around the clock for all users.
In general, the portal is aimed at supporting small and medium-sized businesses by reducing time and resource costs, eliminating administrative obstacles in cross-border trade.