BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 12. The Transport Corridor Europe Caucasus Asia (TRACECA) Directorate will carry out a study tour on opportunities to increase trade along the Central Asia-European Union (EU) route via the Caspian Sea and Sea Ports Noire, TRACECA told Trend.
According to the source, the project will last from May 16 to 24.
“The study tour, which will cover Aktau (Kazakhstan), Baku (Azerbaijan), Tbilisi and Batumi (Georgia), will bring together delegations from Central Asian countries, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia and Turkey. event will be supported by USAID’s Trade Central Asia activity and in close cooperation with KazLogistics, the Transport Workers’ Union of Kazakhstan,” TRACECA said.
Central Asian governments have recently focused on increasing cargo traffic through the Caspian Sea, as carriers face increasing problems getting their goods on previously used transit routes.
“More than 40 representatives of customs and state agencies from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, as well as members of the Transport and Logistics Partnership of Central Asia will visit the Caspian Sea ports in Alyat and Kuryk and the port of Batumi on the Black Sea to study the tariff policy of the ports, carry out analyzes and familiarize themselves with the processes thus facilitating the development of recommendations and further simplifying the procedures,” TRACECA said.
In addition, representatives of public bodies, national associations of road carriers, logistics and forwarding companies, seaports and shipping companies from Azerbaijan, Georgia and Central Asia, directly involved in the international road transport, will participate in the event. Participants from Bulgaria and Turkey are invited to familiarize themselves with the possibilities of international road transport through their territories.