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Trans-Caspian Trade Route Enhancement meeting
5 - 7 Mar 2023

Trans-Caspian Trade Route Enhancement meeting

Batumi (hybrid) | IRU participation | Invitation only

Trans-Caspian Trade Route Enhancement: Private Sector Perspective for Viable Multimodal Trade Route Scenarios

Organized by Commercial Law Development Program and United States Department of Commerce

This event will include the private sector TIR national association representatives from all five Central Asian countries, Georgia, and Azerbaijan as well as logistics and freight forwarding companies to identify the most viable trade route scenario for the transport of goods along the Trans-Caspian corridor. The program will span 3 days from March 5 – 7, 2023. CLDP will organize roundtable discussions among the private sector stakeholders and allow international experts to present recent analyses and feasibility study reports related to increased trade along the Trans-Caspian trade route, and for the private sector to provide their perspective. Participants will also join the study tour at Sarpi border crossing point between Georgia and Turkey to observe border formalities, customs clearance procedures, identify existing bottlenecks that traders encounter, and assess existing traffic flow of cargo across the border.

  • Saturday, March 4, 2023

Participants Arrive in Batumi, Georgia

  • Sunday, March 5, 2023

Program Day 1: Sarpi Border-Crossing Point Visit & Assessment of Customs Procedures & Best Practices

  • Monday, March 6, 2023

Program Day 2: Enhancement of Trans-Caspian Trade Route: Discussions and Analyses from the USAID, IRU

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Program Day 3: TIR National Associations Roundtable on TIR Digitalization in Central Asia and its Extension towards Georgia and Azerbaijan (*for TIR Associations, IRU & CLDP only)


Vakhtang Zarandia
Vakhtang Zarandia
Senior Adviser, TIR & Transit Services IRU
Anna Di Salvo
Anna Di Salvo
Manager – Claims IRU