Batumi hosts conference on trade development and Caucasian transit corridor
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 24 / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
The third regional conference on trade and the Caucasus transit corridor began in Batumi on Monday. It is supported by the Ministry of Economy of Georgia, as well as the Revenue Service, the Department of Justice, the UN Economic Commission, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the International Commission of rail transport.
The two-day conference is attended by representatives of ministries, customs service, transportation agencies, railroad and sea ports of Ukraine, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Kazakhstan, as well as international organizations.
The meeting participants will discuss the promotion of regional trade and the introduction of international standards in the field of transport and logistics.
The purpose of the conference is increasing knowledge on the Caucasus transit corridor, evaluation of the results achieved by the principle of 'one window' and the development of the transport corridor.
The agenda also includes the opening of a representative office of the international organization Supply Chain Council in Georgia. Multi-modal routes of land, rail and maritime transportations via TRACECA (Europe-Caucasus-Asia) corridor are also being considered.
TRACECA is an international transport cooperation program between the EU and its Partner countries in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. It has a permanent Secretariat in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Currently, TRACECA member states are Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Iran