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Review: Harmonization of border crossing procedures in SPECA Countries

The exponential growth of cross-border movements of goods often pushes States to develop more effective  border  management  procedures  implemented  at  border-crossing  points  (BCPs).  Issues  related to the facilitation of border-crossing procedures (time and documentary formalities) are of particular relevance to the countries participating in the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies   of   Central   Asia   (SPECA)   (Afghanistan,   Azerbaijan,   Kazakhstan,   Kyrgyzstan,   Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), through which important transit corridors run between the global trading centres in East Asia and Europe.

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Review: Harmonization of border crossing procedures in SPECA Countries