The parties of the framework agreement on trade and investments between the countries of Central Asia and the United States (TIFA) will participate in the Board meeting of the organization, which will be held from April 4 to 6 in Bishkek, the press service of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Economy reported.
In the course of the meeting the parties will discuss trade and investment climate in Central Asia and the USA, focusing on a number of issues, including investments, facilitate trade among the TIFA member countries, access the member countries to goods in accordance with the US General System of Preferences for developing countries, as well as expansion of economic opportunities for women and promote entrepreneurship among women.
Working parties for customs issues, standards, sanitary and phytosanitary measures will hold working meetings to discuss the progress achieved and the plan of concrete steps for the next year.
TIFA aims to strengthen relations in trade and investment between the United States and the five Central Asian states: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan (Afghanistan has observer status). The agreement is aimed at establishing trade and investment ties with the United States and between the countries of the region.