Roundtable Seminar on Ways Forward for Corridor-Based Transport Facilitation Arrangements in the CAREC Region

Beijing, People's Republic of China, 2–3 July 2012

The roundtable seminar (i) took stock of and learned from transport facilitation arrangements in the CAREC region, (ii) learned from international good practices in regional and subregional transport facilitation arrangements, and
(iii) recommended feasible and practical ways to advance corridor-based transport facilitation.

The seminar focused on

  • sharing CAREC countries’ experiences in transport facilitation agreements,
  • explaining key impediments to cross-border transport in the CAREC region based on the findings of the Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring,
  • identifying key elements and features of a transport facilitation agreement,
  • relating experiences of transport facilitation arrangements in the Greater Mekong Subregion and Latin America, and
  • discussing ways to promote transport facilitation in the CAREC region.

Transport and customs officials responsible for transport facilitation, and representatives from the offices of the national focal points in nine CAREC countries attended. The seminar was organized by the Asian Development Bank, ADB Institute, and the CAREC Secretariat.

Presentation Materials
CAREC Transport Sector Overview | РУССКИЙ
Session 1: Sharing of CAREC Countries’ Experience on Transport Facilitation Arrangements
Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for Development of the Europe–the Caucasus–Asia Corridor | РУССКИЙ
Transport Cooperation between [the People's Republic of] China and Neighboring Countries | РУССКИЙ
Agreement on North–South International Transport Corridor (ITC) | РУССКИЙ
Bilateral Cross-Border Transport Agreements in the CAREC Region | РУССКИЙ
Implementation of International Agreements in Road Transportation Sector in Mongolia | РУССКИЙ
Agreement for Traffic in Transit among the Governments of the People's Republic of China, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan | РУССКИЙ
Pakistan-[People's Republic of] China Bilateral Agreement on International Transport | РУССКИЙ
Roundtable Presentation of the Tajikistan Delegation | РУССКИЙ
Turkmenistan-Afghanistan Transit Transport Agreement | РУССКИЙ
Review of Transport and Communications Potential of Uzbekistan and Participation in Some Regional Transport Corridors | РУССКИЙ
Session 2: Key Impediments to Cross-Border Transport in the CAREC Region
Corridor Performance Measurement and Monitoring (CPMM) | РУССКИЙ
Key Constraints in the Conduct of Cross-Border Transport Operations along CAREC Corridors | РУССКИЙ
Session 3: Ideas on Key Elements of a Transport Facilitation Agreement
Considerations for a "Model" Corridor-Based Transport Agreement | РУССКИЙ
Session 4: Sharing of Experiences on Transport Facilitation Arrangements in Other Regions
International Experience in Implementing Cross-Border Transport Facilitation | РУССКИЙ
Cross-Border Transport Facilitation between Viet Nam and Neighboring Countries | РУССКИЙ
Road Transport in South America | РУССКИЙ
Session 5: Ways Forward on Transport Facilitation in CAREC Region
Lessons Learned | РУССКИЙ
Recommendations and Way Forward | РУССКИЙ

Key Documents
Agenda | РУССКИЙ
Welcome and Opening Statement by Ms. Vicky C.L. Tan, Director, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, Central and West Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
Roundtable Seminar Summary | РУССКИЙ

Related Materials
Considerations for a “Model” Corridor-Based Transport Agreement | РУССКИЙ
Review of International Experience in Implementing Cross-Border Transport Facilitation | РУССКИЙ

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