16 May 2022

Central Asian countries are discussing the launch of an analogue of Amazon

The countries of Central Asia intend to create a single e-commerce platform.

The creation of the Central Asian Amazon project was discussed at a meeting of deputy ministers of economy of the Central Asian countries in Nur-Sultan, the press service of the Ministry of Economy of Kyrgyzstan reports.

At the meeting, it was also proposed to unite the efforts of the countries of the region to enter the global e-commerce platforms: Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, AliExpress.

In addition, the meeting discussed the issue of joint entry of products of Central Asian countries to the EU market.

Also, representatives of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan plan to develop joint solutions to simplify trade and other administrative formalities at the borders.

In recent years, the Central Asian states have been striving for integration, including in trade. So, in November 2021, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan agreed to cooperate in the export of their goods through the export acceleration program.

At the beginning of 2022, Shavkat Mirziyoyev proposed to deepen cooperation, as well as create an “intellectual Silk Road” platform. Later, at the Tashkent Investment Forum, the head of the MIFT, Sardor Umurzakov, called for the creation of a common space in the region and the removal of trade barriers.