Interregional trade between Central Asian countries remains limited. At the same time as countries are carrying out structural reforms and implementing open trade strategies, the growing global tension in trade may potentially weaken business confidence and negatively affect private sector participation in global and regional value chains. How might a regional trade agenda affect the countries of Central Asia? Will the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program help catalyse trade and enhance synergy with the One Belt, One Road Initiative, the Eurasian Economic Union and other regional agreements or initiatives?
President Nazarbayev University
Vice President, ADB
World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia
Director General of Anaklia City JSC and former Vice Minister of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia
Deputy Chairman of the logistics Association of Tajikistan
Deputy Chairman of the Board of CESNABANK