WCO Mercator Diagnostic Mission in Uzbekistan

25 February 2020

Within the framework of the Global Trade Facilitation Programme, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the WCO conducted a comprehensive diagnostic support mission in Uzbekistan from 3 to 12 February 2020.

In addition to identifying compliance with the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and the main trade facilitation needs, the WCO experts also held important discussions with different units within the State Customs Committee working on reform and modernization, covering topics such as strategic planning, project management, and human resources.

Through effective engagement from the Customs Administration of Uzbekistan, as well as meetings with the private sector and donor community present in the country, the WCO experts will be able to develop a work plan for Uzbekistan that takes into account the main areas, in trade facilitation and organizational development, which need capacity-building and technical assistance support. 

The activities part of that work plan will be supported by the SECO WCO Global Trade Facilitation Programme over the next three years.

For more information on the GTFP please contact capacity.building@wcoomd.org