Blog posts tagged to "customs"

  • Cross-border logistics and customs are tough challenges for many SMEs in CAREC.

    Time for SMEs in CAREC to move beyond borders

    Published on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

    Cross-border development is crucial for SMEs to realize their potential as drivers of growth and job creation in Central Asia.

  • The 5th meeting of the SASEC Customs Subgroup took place in May in the Maldives.

    Why we should be happy when SASEC customs officials talk more

    Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016

    More coordination and cooperation at the borders will create greater efficiencies that are passed on to traders so business becomes faster and cheaper – a cross-border win-win situation for all in South Asia.

  • Customs at the Ak Jol crossing, Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan border.

    A snapshot of e-commerce in Central Asia

    Published on Monday, 18 January 2016

    CAREC countries are making progress toward enabling e-commerce as automation improves, infrastructure spreads to rural areas, and regional cooperation promotes cross-border exchanges.

  • An ovoo or traditional shamanic cairn by the side of a road in Mongolia.

    New highway to open up trade, investment in western Mongolia

    Published on Wednesday, 23 December 2015

    Western Mongolia struggles to attract investment due to high transportation costs, but thus may soon change with the construction of a new regional corridor.

  • Will we see an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015?

    Published on Monday, 15 December 2014

    Launched as a political bloc and security pact in the aftermath of the Viet Nam War, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has evolved to embrace an ambitious economic agenda. Its latest project is to establish the ASEAN Economic Community by 31 December 2015. But is this likely?