CAREC Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020

The Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy 2020 of CAREC is anchored on a more integrated approach to improving transport and logistics infrastructure in Central Asia, and promoting trade and transport facilitation. Read More

Bringing Central Asia Together

Members of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation program are working together to invest more than $38 billion in regional road, rail, logistics, and border facilities that will increase trade and decrease poverty. Read More

Improved Tajikistan Road Changes Lives

The travel time between Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic has been reduced, which is improving access to social services and boosting trade and cooperation in Central Asia. Watch Video

Customs for Connectivity: CAREC

Secretary General of the World Customs Organization, Kunio Mikuriya, talks about the need for harmonized customs procedures and practices to boost trade connectivity and promote economic growth in the CAREC region. Watch Video

Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program

The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation, or CAREC, Program is a partnership of 10 countries (Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, People's Republic of China, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), supported by 6 multilateral institutions, working together to promote development through cooperation, leading to accelerated growth and poverty reduction.

The Program's long-term vision is Good Neighbors, Good Partners, and Good Prospects.

With the rapid economic expansion of the People's Republic of China and Japan to the east, the Russian Federation to the north, and India and Pakistan to the south, there is unprecedented opportunity for CAREC countries to emerge as a center of trade and commerce, achieve higher levels of economic growth, and reduce poverty.

CAREC helps Central Asia and its neighbors realize their significant potential by promoting regional cooperation in four priority areas: Transport; Trade Facilitation; Energy, and Trade Policy.