WTO Accession and Post-Accession Trade Policy by Selected Transition Economies in the Caucasus and Central Asia
Publication | June 2022
The publication reviews the experience of five transition economies from the Caucasus and Central Asia that acceded to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and their post accession trade policy performance.
Among countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia, the Kyrgyz Republic, Georgia, Armenia, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan joined the WTO’s multilateral trading system in 1998, 2000, 2003, 2013, and 2015, respectively. To build further upon their WTO membership commitments, the study recommends that non-discriminatory liberalization should be pursued to enhance trade creation and contain trade diversion.