Second Meeting of the Customs Cooperation Committee

Tashkent, Uzbekistan: 9-10 October 2003

The meeting reviewed progress of the committee’s common action plan and identified and recommended future action for customs cooperation in the region.

It was attended by CAREC participating countries Azerbaijan, the People's Republic of China (PRC), Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. ADB staff and experts facilitated the proceedings.

Background and Objectives

The Customs Cooperation Committee (CCC) of East and Central Asia, during its first meeting in August 2002 in Urumqi, People's Republic of China (PRC), endorsed a 7-point Common Action Plan russian version (CAP) and instituted Working Groups for its implementation.

On 9-10 October 2003, the CCC held its Second Meeting in Tashkent, Republic of Uzbekistan, which reviewed the progress of the CAP's implementation based on the work program russian version agreed by the CCC Working Groups during their Joint Meeting last April 2003. The 2nd CCC Meeting identified and recommended the future direction of customs cooperation in the region.

Target Participants

  • Head of Customs Agency from each of the governments of Azerbaijan, the PRC, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
  • Senior officials of ADB



Key Documents
Agenda | РУССКИЙ
Common Action Plan Update and Proposed Work Plan for 2003-2004 | РУССКИЙ
Joint Statement | РУССКИЙ
Final Summary of Discussion: Trade Facilitation Sector
Opening Remarks of Ms. Noy Siackhachanh, Director of Governance, Finance and Trade Division, East Asia Department, ADB

Related Materials
Working Paper Number 1: Harmonization and Simplification of Customs Documentation and Procedures | РУССКИЙ
Working Paper Number 2: Joint Border Processing at Regional Border Crossings | РУССКИЙ
Working Paper Number 3: Transit Development: Strategy and Action Plan for Regional Cooperation in East and Central Asia | РУССКИЙ
Working Paper Number 4: Customs Information and Communications Technology | РУССКИЙ
Working Paper Number 5: Risk Management | РУССКИЙ
Working Paper Number 6: National Intelligence Systems | РУССКИЙ

Photo Gallery

Plenary Session

Working Group Chairs

KGZ, MON, and TAJ Delegates

Seminar Proper

Higher Military Customs Institute

First Day Tour

Official Dinner
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