Markets and trade
Sergey Kozmin / FAO

Workshop: Agricultural export promotion in Kyrgyzstan

18 – 19 October 2016

Background, scope and objectives
Recently, Kyrgyzstan has developed a new Export Development Plan (EDP) for the period of 2015-2017. The main goal of the EDP is to develop the competitive export potential for sustainable economic growth. This expected to be realized by creating basic conditions for achieving a more attractive foreign trade regime and improving competitiveness of goods and the liability of producers for their goods.

Considering the strong interest from the Kyrgyz government in these topics, a dialogue event on export promotion will be held in Bishkek on 18-19th of October 2016 with participation of international experts and support from FAO under the Regional Initiative on Agri-food trade and market integration.

The objective of the workshop is to contribute to the operationalizing the EDP for the agricultural and food exports from Kyrgyzstan through knowledge sharing in this area among national and international experts and authorities.

Expected outcomes
The workshop will provide inputs for refining and developing further the instruments of the Export Development Plan with specific focus on the agri-food sector. The workshop will facilitate the exchange of information between national and international experts, government agencies and the private sector with a view to further cooperation and joint actions targeting expansion and diversification of Kyrgyzstan’s agri-food exports. 


Representatives of the ministries, academia and private sector (producers, processors and exporters) involved in agricultural sector development and trade, as well as invited international and national experts with experience in designing, implementing or analysing export promotion policies and programmes. 


First Session

Plan of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic on Export Development for 2015-2017
Meerim Momunzhanova, Senior specialist of the Trade Division, Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic

Implementation of the Plan on Export Development of the Kyrgyz Republic for 2015-2017
Nurlan Aripov, Head of Export Development and Promotion Department

Trade-and-logistical centers as one of the ways to increase export of agricultural products
Almaz Tynybekov, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Industry and Amelioration of the Kyrgyz Republic

Agricultural export promotion
Martin Labbé, Senior Officer, TISI Strengthening International Trade Centre

“The experience of the Republic of Kazakhstan with promotion of export of agricultural products”
Dauren Oshakbaev, TALAP center of applied research

Modern Tools for Work with Information
Eugeny Riazanov, AgroInform Asia

Development of agricultural products transportation. Transport and roads.
Nurmant Musabekov, Ministry of transport and roads of the Kyrgyz Republic

Harmonization of the application of the SPS system in the Kyrgyz Republic in view of the WTO rules and the rules of EAEC
Nuritdin Djamankulov

Financing and investments in agriculture
Shumkarbek Adilbek Uulu, Investments Promotion Agency

Open Joint Stock Company «AIYL BANK»
Nurlan Nishaev

Kyrgyzstan dairy supply chain development - Issyk-Kul pilot
Anvar Nasritdinov

Second session

EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP+)
Carl Frosio, European Union Delegation

Access to EC market – Requirements to facilities
Vitaly Bashinskyi

Explanation of the EU "Export Help Desk" use
Valeriy Piatnytskyi, Advisor to PM of Ukraine

Raise of food standards: new challenges for the Kyrgyz dairy industry
Inna Punda, Agribusiness Specialist, FAO Investment Centre

Constraints on beef exports in Kyrgyzstan
Dauren Oshakbayev, TALAP center of applied research

Study of Sheep Meat Production Value Chains in the Kyrgyz Republic and Export Capacity to the EAEC Member States
Kanat Tilekeyev, Institute of Public Policy and Administration