Tajik public and private sector has gathered today, on 27 February, in Dushanbe to jointly map the country’s exporters’ training needs and discuss creation of a curriculum for a learning course. The event was conducted under Ready for Trade Central Asia (R4TCA), a new EU-funded programme implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) in close collaboration with the Tajikistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and with the overall support of the Tajikistan Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
As part of its endeavor to build the capacity of businesses to comply with cross-border requirements, ITC will develop a Cross-Border Management Curriculum covering a wide range of export-related topics. The courses will be delivered through both e-Learning and instructor-led workshops.
Mr. Francesco Straniero, Attaché, Cooperation Officer, EU Delegation to Tajikistan, in his opening speech noted the importance of engaging the Tajik business community in localization and designing of learning platforms. He said that doors to new international markets will open for the Tajik companies in case of improving their capacity to comply with cross-border requirements, including quality standards and technical regulations.
The Ready for Trade initiative aims to support development of intra-regional and international trade in five Central Asian (CA) countries. This will be done by enhancing the transparency of cross-border requirements, removing regulatory and procedural barriers, strengthening business capability to comply with trade formalities and standards, as well as by improving cross-border e-commerce.