USAID, Kazakhstan’s KAZAKH INVEST conduct study tour for export promotion officials from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

ASTANA (TCA) — On May 16-18, the USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs project and Kazakhstan’s investment and export promotion company JSC NC KAZAKH INVEST are conducting a study tour of Astana and Almaty for export promotion officials from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan in order to observe Kazakhstan’s export promotion expertise in practice.

A delegation of nine representatives of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, embassies, and government agencies from the three countries arrived in Astana to receive training, exchange experience, and learn about the successful experience of JSC NC KAZAKH INVEST in increasing the export potential of local companies. The program includes a field visit to a Kazakhstan electric locomotive manufacturer as an example of advanced domestic production which has the potential for export.

“USAID organized a study tour to exchange experience in export promotion at JSC NC KAZAKH INVEST, which has advanced experience in implementing best practices to promote export promotion in Central Asia,” said Geoff Wright, Chief of Party of USAID Competitiveness, Trade and Jobs in Central Asia. “Joint efforts of USAID and KAZAKH INVEST are aimed at strengthening cooperation among the specialized authorized agencies of the region, called upon to support the development of the export potential of local producers.”

The study tour will strengthen the ability of Central Asian export promotion authorities to actively participate in, and contribute to, export development, improved cooperation among export promotion agencies in the region, and increased regional trade and competitiveness.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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