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USAID strengthens rug-making exports from Central Asia
Rug and carpet makers from Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are gathering in Almaty for a two-day USAID seminar (March 19-20, 2013) to help facilitate export of rugs and carpets from Central Asia to international markets

18 марта 2013
Training seminar on basic principles of organic apricot farming
Isfara, Tajikistan – February 13, Regional Economic Cooperation Project (REC) in partnership with SUGHDAGROSERV Consulting Company is holding a three-day training seminar on basic principles of organic apricot farming for farmers from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan exporting their agricultural products to neighboring countries.

13 февраля 2013
STATE AND BUSINESS LEADERS DISCUSS FOREIGN ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES IN UZBEKISTAN
Tashkent, Uzbekistan – December 14, 2012, Business executives and government leaders discussed implementation of foreign economic activities, including customs regulations, pricing, and taxation of export-import operations as part of a round table on Practical Issues of Implementing Foreign Economic Activities in Uzbekistan.

14 декабря 2012
Round Table on Practical Issues of Implementing Foreign Economic Activities in Uzbekistan
Representatives of business, state authorities, international organizations as well as members of the Federation of accountants, auditors and consultants of Uzbekistan (FAACU) will gather together to discuss important aspects and practical issues of implementing foreign economic activities in Uzbekistan. FAACU in partnership with USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation Project will host a round table on Practical Issues of Implementing Foreign Economic Activities in Uzbekistan.

11 декабря 2012
Regional Economic Cooperation Project signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan
USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation (REC) Project signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the American Chamber of Commerce in Uzbekistan (AmCham Uzbekistan) in order to facilitate trade and export in the Central Asian region and in the Republic of Uzbekistan in particular.

10 декабря 2012
Regional Economic Cooperation (REC) Project signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Federation of Accountants, Auditors and Consultants of Uzbekistan
USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation Project signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Federation of Accountants, Auditors and Consultants of Uzbekistan (FAACU) in order to support entrepreneurs in the region through joint public events (conferences and workshops) and information sharing on trade and investment opportunities.

07 декабря 2012
U.S. TRADE EXPERTS PRESENT NEW SILK ROAD STRATEGIES FOR CROSS-BORDER TRADE IN CENTRAL ASIA AND AFGHANINSTAN
Over 300 Central Asian trade experts will gather for two days of strategic discussion on improving trade within Central Asia --including Afghanistan -- and new opportunities for trade expansion to Western markets.

24 сентября 2012
Regional Economic Cooperation Project and KAZNEX INVEST signed a Memorandum of Cooperation
USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation Project and JSC National Agency on Export and Investments KAZNEX INVEST signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on development and support of trade and export in Central Asia and Kazakhstan.

01 сентября 2012
Проект по региональному экономическому сотрудничеству KAZNEX INVEST подписали сегодня Меморандум о сотрудничестве
Проект USAID по региональному экономическому сотрудничеству (REC) и АО «Национальное агентство по экспорту и инвестициям «KAZNEX INVEST» подписали сегодня Меморандум о сотрудничестве по развитию и поддержке торговли и экспорта в Центрально-Азиатском регионе и Республики Казахстан.

01 сентября 2012
USAID trains farmers in Uzbekistan
Namangan, Uzbekistan- August 23, USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation Project jointly with Uztadbirkorexport Company held a seminar for farmers “Marketing Principles for Export of Horticultural Products”. The objective of the training was to inform the farmers on the rules and potentials for export of horticultural products. More than thirty horticulture specialists from Namangan, Fergana and Andijan regions took part in the training.

23 августа 2012
Meeting of Central Asian Trade Leaders with US Assistant State Secretary
Over 20 regional entrepreneurs, trade leaders, representatives of trade promotion agencies and business associations met today with Robert Blake, US Assistant State Secretary for South and Central Asia, to share their experiences in cross-border trade, organizing export partnerships throughout Central Asia, including with Afghanistan. Representatives from private and public logistics, pharmaceutical companies and export promotion agencies discussed current barriers to cross-border trade. The Chief of Party for the USAID Regional Economic Cooperation project described how the Project assists businesses to increase their export potential and shared his ideas on how to expand trade opportunities for entrepreneurs outside the former Soviet republics.

15 августа 2012
USAID in cooperation with IBM Corporate Service Corps Provided Expert Support to Leading Non-for-Profit and State Organizations of Kazakhstan
IBM deploys the second team of Corporate Service Corps experts to Kazakhstan to provide strategic recommendations to KAZNEX INVEST, Atameken Union and Kazakhenergoekspertiza to help promote energy efficiency, attract foreign investment and simplify public-private interaction in Kazakhstan. The projects are made possible with the support of USAID and
CDC Development Solutions, global partners of IBM.


09 августа 2012
USAID and IBM Support Kazakh Organizations
ASTANA — USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation Project in partnership with IBM will help business organizations in Kazakhstan.

16 июля 2012
Entrepreneuers discuss export problems
Tashkent, Uzbekistan — June 27, 2012, USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation Project, in alliance with the Business Women Association of Uzbekistan, held a round table to improve Uzbekistan’s export potential.

29 июня 2012
USAID supports export partnerships in Central Asia
Almaty, Kazakhstan — USAID’s Regional Economic Cooperation Project will hold the third and final session of the training seminar “Development of Export Partnerships: Logistics and Export” for Central Asian small- and medium-sized enterprises and NGOs. The three-day training session will be held at the Alatau Resort Hotel in Almatyon May 29-31.

28 мая 2012
USAID develops export partnerships in Central Asia
Almaty, Kazakhstan — April 26, USAID’s Regional Economic Integration Project in alliance with the Central Asian Tax Research Center of KIMEP University will hold an “Export Partnerships” training seminar for Central Asian small- and medium-sized enterprises and NGOs. The three-day training session will be held in the Alatau Resort Hotel in Almaty, April 27-29, 2012.

26 апреля 2012
USAID supports interships with exporting companies
Almaty, Kazakhstan — April 24, USAID’s Regional Economic Integration Project in alliance with the Central Asian Tax Research Center of KIMEP University is selecting talented undergraduate students in their advanced years of study and graduate students from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan for two-month paid summer internships in Central Asian small- and medium-sized enterprises engaged in exporting.

24 апреля 2012
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