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Working with Central Asian Countries Toward Economic Progress

PMCG has launched a USAID-funded project – Competitive Trade and Jobs (CTJ) Activity in Central Asia – in association with DAI International, aiming to increase the competitiveness of the economies of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

The collaborative project is focused on facilitating trade by improving border management and customs policies, and building a Central Asian trade forum. Several major barriers hindering progress, such as high costs and time required to trade, weak transport and logistics, lack of information and an excessive bureaucratic burden, have been identified.

With this in mind, PMCG will develop an action plan to overcome these existing barriers, and identify and prioritize non-tariff barriers for trade along key corridors, and facilitate dialogue between the public and private sectors.