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Business in the Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek

  1. Introduction to the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
  2. Kyrgyz Economy
    1. Economic Profile of the Kyrgyzstan regions
    2. Kyrgyz Banking System
  3. Doing Business in Bishkek
  4. Foreign Trade (Import, Export) of the Kyrgyz Republic. Custom regulations
  5. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Kyrgyzstan
    1. Reasons to Invest in Kyrgyzstan
  6. Business Opportunities in the Kyrgyz Republic
    1. Tourism
    2. Light industry
    3. Kyrgyz Agro-industrial sector
    4. Transport
    5. Mining
    6. Electric-power industry
  7. Case Study: Kumtor Gold (33% of the Kyrgyz export of goods and services)
  8. Access to the Kyrgyz market
  9. Business Plan for Kyrgyzstan

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Kyrgyz Republic” are the following:

  1. To analyse the Kyrgyz Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Kyrgyz Republic
  3. To explore the Kyrgyz trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Kyrgyz Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Kyrgyz companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Kyrgyz market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Kyrgyzstanbelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Masters: Business in Muslim Countries, International Business, Foreign Trade, Asia
  2. Doctorates: Islamic Business, Asian Business, World Trade
  3. Course: Business in Central Eurasia

EENI Online Masters and Doctorates in Global Business adapted to the Kyrgyzstan Master Doctorate International Business Kyrgyz Students.

Online Continuing education (Courses, Certificates, Diplomas

Learning materials in Courses, Masters, Doctorates in International Business in English (Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Kyrgyzstán Study, Master in International Business in French Kirghizistan)

  1. Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Kyrgyzstan”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the Subject - Doing Business in Kyrgyzstan:
International Trade and Business in Kyrgyzstan





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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Kyrgyzstan.

The Kyrgyz Republic: The Central Asian Trade Oasis.

Economic Corridors related to Kyrgyzstan
  1. Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor
  2. Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran Transport Corridor (KTAI -ECO)
  3. Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road)
  4. International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia)
  5. Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA)
  6. Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor)
  7. China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor
  8. Access to the:
    1. Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor (ITI-ECO)
    2. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor
    3. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
    4. International Transport and Transit Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement (not member)

Kyrgyz Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. Kyrgyzstan and the Central Eurasian Economic Area
  2. Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
  3. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) - Succeeded by the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
  4. Agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and Pakistan
  5. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with Armenia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
  6. Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  7. Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO)
  8. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)
  9. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Түрк кеңеш)
  10. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Programme
  11. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)
  12. Most-favoured-nation treatment regime

International Trade Facilitation Programs

  1. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI)
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG)
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
  2. World Customs Organisation (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
  3. International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods (UNECE)
  4. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)
  5. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)
  6. International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO, Chicago Convention)
  7. International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
    1. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN)
    2. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention) - not a member
  8. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  9. Iran-Pakistan-Turkey Transit Transport Framework Agreement (TTFA)

Invest in Kyrgyzstan

Islamic Organisations. Kyrgyzstan is a member of:

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
    1. Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (COMCEC)
    2. Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)
    3. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade (ICDT)
    4. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC)
  2. Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
  3. Arab Development Funds
  4. Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  5. Member of the Central Asia-South Asia Regional Electricity Market (CASAREM) with Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan

Asian Trade and Economic Organisations

  1. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  2. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  3. Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  4. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership

Global Organisations

  1. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN)
    3. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  2. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  3. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  4. United Nations (UN)
  5. World Bank (WB)
  6. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  7. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran Transport Corridor Course

The Kyrgyz Republic

  1. Kyrgyzstan has a strategic position (trans-shipment, the Silk Way) between Europe and Asia
  2. Kyrgyz Population: 5.6 million people
  3. Literacy rate: 98%.
  4. Capital of Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek
  5. Official language of Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyz language (based on the Cyrillic alphabet)
  6. Russian is also spoken in the Kyrgyz Republic
  7. Kyrgyz Area: 199,951 square kilometres
  8. Borders of the Kyrgyz Republic: China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan
  9. Kyrgyz independence: 1991 (from the Soviet Union)

International North-South Transport Corridor (India-Russia) Iran, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan...

Kyrgyzstan belongs to the Central Eurasian Economic Area (Islamic Civilisation).

  1. The Kyrgyz Republic belongs to Sunni-Turkic cultural area of the Islamic Civilisation

Main religion in Kyrgyzstan:

  1. Islam (80% of the Kyrgyz population)
  2. Orthodox: 20%.

Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic.

  1. Kyrgyzstan has a huge natural resources reserves and fresh water
  2. Top sectors of the Kyrgyz economy are hydro-power, mining, agriculture, tourism, food processing industry, and building materials
  3. The main Kyrgyz mineral resources are gold, tungsten, aluminium, and coal
  4. Kyrgyz food processing industry (10,000 companies): sugar, fruits, milk, and cereals
  5. Kyrgyz exports: precious metals, electricity, agricultural products, industrial goods, food processing products, and textile
  6. Kyrgyzstan has a liberal trade regime
  7. FDI growth in Kyrgyzstan: 27%.
  8. Strong economic cooperation with Pakistan
  9. Five Free Economic Zones in Bishkek (2), Naryn, Karakol, and Maimak
  10. Jalalabad oblast: significant industry, mineral resources, agriculture, and tourism
  11. Access to the Eurasian Land Transport Initiative

New Silk Road (China-Europe) Eurasian Land Transport Initiative

China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Iran Turkey. Road Transportation Course

Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Iran and Turkey) Road Transportation Course

Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia TRACECA: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan

Samples - Business in Kyrgyzstan

Community of Independent States CIS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Turkic Council (Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States): Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Turkey

Eurasian Economic Union: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Russia

Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC) Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan

Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO): Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan



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