On September 14, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed creating a unified electronic database for Central Asian commodity producers at the 5th Consultative Meeting of the Heads of Central Asia in Dushanbe, QazMonitor reports.
The president noted that the region is experiencing steady growth in mutual trade turnover, with the potential to reach a turnover of $15 billion. He emphasized Kazakhstan’s potential to increase its exports to the countries in the region across 175 non-resource commodity goods.
"I believe that the primary driving force behind expanding trade turnover should be the business community in our countries. Therefore, in my opinion, creating a favorable environment for them should be a priority. To establish direct links between business entities, we propose creating a unified electronic database of commodity producers, for instance, within the framework of the Central Asia Gateway," said Tokayev.