Project

A. General Information

1. Title

GIZ – “Trade facilitation in Central Asia (TFCA)”

2. Status of the project
Operating
3. Implementation period of the project/service:
From
Jan-2024
To
Dec-2026
5. Geographical coverage
Regional: Europe
Participating countries: Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
Hub Point: Germany
6. Participating agencies/entities of the project/service:
a. Development stage
Lead agencies/entities
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Other participating agencies/entities
Kazakhstan Ministry of Trade and Integration,
b. Operational stage
Lead agencies/entities (op)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Other participating agencies/entities (op)
Kazakhstan Ministry of Trade and Integration,
7. Main stakeholders/beneficiaries of the project
Traders (big enterprises)
Traders (SMEs)
Transport
Customs brokers
Customs
Other Government Agencies (OGAs)
8. Business process category of the project
Transport
Regulatory/official control

B. Lessons Learned

9. Summary description of the project/service
a. Objective(s)

The project aims at simplifying procedures and processes of international trade in the following Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

b. Business need for the project (background)

The regional project TFCA implemented by GIZ has identified several problems hindering the development of the export-import potential of the countries of the region. Most of the countries of Central Asia are in a trade deficit. The lack of competitiveness is due to high trade costs resulting from a landlocked location, limited transport links and complex trade and transit procedures.

c. Business process covered*

Digitalization and trade logistics including changes between means of transport.

d. Overall architecture and functionalities*
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e. Relevant document/figure
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10. Documents and data exchanged via the project

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11. Data models/databases, proprietary solutions, hybrid approaches
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12. Main challenges faced during the project
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13. Lessons learned from the project
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14. Main benefit(s) of the project
Simplified process
Increased trade flow
14A. Elaborations/detailed description on benefits gained

It will contribute to faster and more straightforward procedures along regional trade routes and promote dialogue on the cross-border harmonization of trade processes in the region. The project trains and advises transport and logistics companies in the Central Asian countries to organize their activities more efficiently and facilitate the movement of goods.

15. Technical/financial/capacity building/other assistance
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16. Future plan for expansion of the project
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17. Other information or relevant references on the project
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18. Relevant document regarding the project
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C. Relevant Standards

20. Electronic message standard
20A. Electronic message standard supporting the project
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20B. Type of standard for electronic message applied for the project
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21. Technical communication standard
21A. Technical communication standard supporting the project
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21B. Type of technical communication standard applied for the project
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22. Security-related standards*
22A. Security-related standard supporting the project
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22B. Type of security-related standard applied for the project
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23. Other Technical Information
23A. Interface developed for data exchange with an internal system
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23B. Other technical implementation information
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