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“Boosting Trade through Connectivity” under Azerbaijan Chairmanship-in-Office in BSEC

“Boosting Trade through Connectivity” under Azerbaijan Chairmanship-in-Office in BSEC

The Coordination Meeting of the BSEC Chairmanship-in-Office, the Committee of Senior Officials, BSEC Related Bodies and BSEC PERMIS was held on 12 July 2018 at the BSEC Headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey. BSEC-URTA Secretary General Mr. Adrian Albu and BSEC-URTA Deputy Secretary General Mr. Alpdogan Kahraman took part in the meeting, where main priorities of Azerbaijan Chairmanship-in-office (from 1 July until 31 December 2018) in BSEC were announced.

Azerbaijan authorities declared that they will focus on reforms within BSEC and improve the efficiency of the Organization. BSEC-URTA welcomed focus of Azerbaijan on single window applications development in BSEC, Trade and Transport Facilitation within BSEC region.

As for calendar of events transport related ones are as follows:

Meeting of the Ministers in charge of Transport - Second half of October (Baku)

Working Group on Transport (back-to-back with the Ministerial Meeting) Second half of October (TBD)

Steering Committee on Facilitation of Road Transport of Goods in the BSEC Region (back-to- back with the Seminar on the Development of Intermodal Transport) - 20 September (BSEC HQ)

IRU-BSEC-URTA-UNECE Seminar on International trade and transport facilitation through digitalization of procedures, hosted by the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan - 5 September 2018 (Baku)

Seminar on the Development of Intermodal Transport (back-to-back with the Meeting of the

Steering Committee on Facilitation of Road Transport of Goods in the BSEC Region) - 19 September (BSEC HQ)

International Black Sea Transport Forum (co-organized by BASPA) - 26-28 September (Odessa)

The Black Sea region as a crossroads of modern trade routes (ICBSS Event) - October (TBD) Athens

34th General Assembly of BSEC-URTA 5 October Yerevan

More detailed information on calendar and conclusions on the meeting in BSEC HQ on  12 July 2018 you can find here.

BSEC-URTA welcomed rich calendar of events and the motto chosen for Azerbaijan Chairmanship-in-Office “Boosting Trade through Connectivity”.

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Mr. Adrian Albu in Baku reiterated the call to shift transport related documents from paper to digitalized ones

BSEC-URTA Secretary General took part in the Meetings of the BSEC Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Baku, 14 December 2018) and of BSEC Committee of Senior Officials (Baku, 12-13 December 2018).
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Border Crossing Points Controls and Sharing Experience on the Spot

Meeting of the BSEC Working Group on Customs Matters and joint Meeting of BSEC Working Groups on Trade & Economic Development and on Customs Matters were held on 6 December 2018 in BSEC Headquarters in Istanbul.
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Double Increase of BSEC Permits and Warmly Welcomed Initiative of Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey and TOBB of Digitalization of BSEC Permit System

The «BSEC Premit System» Meeting was held back-to-back with the 13th Meeting of the Steering Committee on Facilitation of Road Transport of Goods in the BSEC Region on 27 November 2018 in BSEC Headquarters in Istanbul
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China and Eurasia incurred liabilities to facilitate transcontinental TIR transports

A China-Eurasia TIR roundtable took place on 6 November 2018 on the side-lines of the IRU World Congress in Muscat, Oman. The discussion focused on enhancing connectivity and boosting cooperation between China and Eurasian countries.

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