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Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor

Syllabus of the Subject: Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor). Course

  1. Introduction to the Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor): the shortest route between Asia and Europe
  2. Member countries of the corridor: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
  3. Main features of the Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor)
  4. The Trans-Caspian Corridor and its relationship with the
    1. Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)
    2. Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA)
    3. Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor (ITI-ECO)
  5. Countries in the influence area of the Trans-Caspian Corridor: Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, China, Russia, Syria, Iran, Pakistan and India.
  6. The Trans-Caspian Corridor as part of the Silk Road of the 21st century

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The Subject «The Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor)» belongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Transportation Courses: Road, Railway, multimodal
  2. Courses: Business in Central Eurasia, Eastern Europe
  3. Diploma: International Transport
  4. Masters: International Transport, Business in Asia, Muslim Markets, Europe, International Business, International Economic Relations
  5. Doctorates: Global Logistics, Asian Business, European Business, World Trade

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Learning materials in Master in International Business in English. Summary in Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Corredor de Transporte Transcaspiano Study, Master in International Business in French Corridor de transport transcaspien (Central Corridor) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Corredor de Transporte Trans-Caspiano (Corredor Central).

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Description of the Subject - The Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor).

The Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor) is made up of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

It is the shortest and cheapest route between Asia and Europe. Merchandise exports between Asia and Europe can be transported up to three times faster through the Trans-Caspian Corridor than using traditional routes (Northern Corridor or Trans-Siberian Railway, maritime).

  1. The route through the Trans-Caspian Corridor is 2,000 km shorter than the route of the Northern Corridor
  2. Every year about 10 million containers are transport from China to Europe, 96% are transported by sea and only the remaining 4% use the Trans-Siberian Railway (Northern Corridor)
  3. 33% reduction in time (15 days) compared to the traditional sea route
  4. Better weather conditions
  5. Corridor type: multimodal (rail, sea and road)

The Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor) allows connecting, through other corridors, with the European markets (Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria), China, Russia, Syria, Iran, Pakistan and India.

The Trans-Caspian Corridor is part of the New Silk Road. This corridor shares many branches with the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli) and with the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Transport Corridor (TRACECA).

The transportation of oil and petrochemical products from the Central Asian republics make this corridor a strategic objective for many countries, both in the region and for China or the United States.

Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor Route (Central Corridor)

The Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor departs from Istanbul (with maritime connections to the main Mediterranean ports), passing through Ankara and Kars to the Turkey-Georgia border.

In Georgia the corridor accesses the ports of Pod, Kulevi and Batumi (Black Sea, access to Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova). By road the Georgia-Azerbaijan border is reached, passing through Tbilisi (Capital of Georgia) sharing a route with the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli). Access to the ports of Ayat and Baku.

From Baku (Capital of Azerbaijan) the Caspian Sea is crossed to Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan). From Baku there are maritime connections for Aktau and Kuryk (Kazakhstan)

From Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan) a road leaves that passing through Ashgabat reaches the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan border

It passes by rail and road, respectively, through Georgia, Azerbaijan, and the Caspian Sea (crossing the Caspian transit corridor) and reaches China following the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan route.

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Related Corridors to the Silk Road

  1. Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor
  2. Asia-Africa Growth Corridor
  3. China-Central Asia-West Asia Economic Corridor
  4. Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor
  5. China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor
  6. International North-South Transport Corridor
  7. Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Iran Transport Corridor (KTAI -ECO)
  8. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
  9. International Transport Corridor of the Ashgabat Agreement
  10. Nanning-Singapore Economic Corridor
  11. Trans-Siberian Railway (Russia, Mongolia, China, North Korea)
  12. India-Chabahar (Iran)-Afghanistan Corridor

Trans-European Transport Network Corridors

  1. Atlantic Transport Corridor
  2. Baltic-Adriatic Transport Corridor
  3. North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor
  4. North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor
  5. Pan-European Corridor II
  6. Pan-European Corridor IX

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Course

Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor

Asian regional economic communities related to the Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor)

Eurasian Economic Union (Master Doctorate)

  1. Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Programme (CAREC): Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
  2. Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC): Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
  3. Eurasian Economic Union (EEU): Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia
  4. Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO): Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
  5. Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO): Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
  6. Commonwealth of Independent States (CEI): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
  7. Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey
  8. Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD): Azerbaijan, Albania, Afghanistan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Vietnam, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, North Korea, South Korea, Cuba, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Estonia.
  9. Regional Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM): Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
  10. Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC): Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Belarus
  11. EU Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
  12. European Union-South Caucasus Relations: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
  13. European Neighbourhood Policy:  Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine
  14. Black Sea Synergy: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine
  15. Turkey is a member of:
    1. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
    2. Customs Union with the European Union
    3. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
    4. Africa-Turkey Partnership
    5. Turkey is an observer country in the Association of Caribbean States (ACS)

Course: International Union of Railways (UIC)

Free Trade Agreements related to the Countries of the corridor

  1. Kazakhstan
    1. Customs Union with Russia and Belarus
    2. Free Trade Agreements with Armenia, Ukraine and Georgia
    3. Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with the European Union
  2. Kyrgyzstan
    1. Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement with Pakistan
    2. Free Trade Agreements with Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine and Uzbekistan
  3. Tajikistan
    1. Free Trade Agreements with Armenia, Ukraine and with the Eurasian Economic Union
  4. Turkmenistan
    1. Free Trade Agreements with Armenia, Georgia and with the Eurasian Economic Union
  5. Azerbaijan
    1. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with Russia, Ukraine and Georgia
    2. Free Trade Agreement between Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova
    3. EU Eastern Partnership
  6. Georgia
    1. European Union-Georgia Trade Agreement
    2. EFTA-Georgia Free Trade Agreement
    3. Free Trade Agreements (FTA) of Georgia with Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    4. Free Trade Agreement between Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova
  7. Turkey
    1. Turkish Free Trade Agreements: EFTA, Tunisia, Egypt, EU, Chile, Africa-Turkey, Israel, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Georgia and Albania.
  8. Trade Preferential System among the Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (TPS-OIC)

Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)

Main Euro-Asian institutions related to the corridor

  1. Boao Forum for Asia
  2. Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  3. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  4. Asian Development Bank
  5. Colombo Plan
  6. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Major Islamic institutions related to the corridor

  1. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OCI)
  2. Islamic Development Bank

The main religions of the region of the Transport Corridor Trans-Caspian (Central Corridor) are:

  1. Islam
  2. Orthodox Christianity

The Trans-Caspian Trade and Transit Corridor (Central Corridor) belongs to the:

  1. Central Eurasian Economic Area
  2. Orthodox Economic Area


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