Kyrgyzstan: EU mission held seminars on GSP+ requirements in Bishkek, Osh


BISHKEK (TCA) — Five European Union experts visited Kyrgyzstan last week with the aim to conduct workshops in Bishkek and Osh on EU import and export standards within GSP+ frame regulations, the Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic said.

The workshop was conducted for the representatives of relevant state institutions, agencies and ministries in Bishkek on 23-25 April and in Osh on 26-27 April.

The experts presented EU import, export and quality check standards of agro-products and products of animal origin as well as EU customs clearance procedures, the taxation regulation on imported products, the EU certification system and the HAACP approach (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).

The mission and the workshop were organized and funded by the Technical Assistance Information Exchange Instrument of the European Commission in co-operation with the Ministry of Economy, the State Inspectorate on Veterinary and Phytosanitary Security under the Kyrgyz Government and the EU Delegation to Kyrgyzstan.

It is the third TAIEX mission to Kyrgyzstan. Two similar missions visited Kyrgyzstan in 2017.

From January 2016 the Kyrgyz Republic has benefited from the EU’s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), a bilateral trade arrangement through which the EU provides preferential access to its market to developing countries and territories, in the form of reduced tariffs for their goods when entering the EU market.

Sergey Kwan