Roundtable on legislative procedures regulating the activities of handicraft sector (24/03/2014)

Dushanbe, March 24, 2014 – As a part of a EU-funded project, a Round Table on the legislative procedures regulating the handicraft sector will be held in Dushanbe on March 27, from 9:00 to 12:00, in the conference hall of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

The meeting will see the participation of the newly created Union of Craftsmen of Tajikistan and it will represent an important opportunity to discuss the draft Law "on craft activities". During the Round Table, the interim results of an analysis conducted on state regulations affecting the economy sector will be presented and recommendations for improvement will be put forward. Stakeholders and entrepreneurs in the handicraft sector will be engaged in a debate on the best strategies to boost the development of the handicraft industry and strengthen the export capacities of craftsmen.

The round table is organized within the framework of the project "Handicraft and business through regional integration and fair trade market", funded by the European Union under the Central Asia Invest Program. With a of 2-year duration, the project is implemented in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan by the international NGO Cesvi, together with three regional partners: the National Association of Small and Medium Business of Tajikistan and the Union of Craftsmen, in Tajikistan, and the Bishkek Business Club in Kyrgyzstan.

The overall objective of the project is to promote the Tajik and Kyrgyz private sectors with a special emphasis on the regional integration of the handicraft sector. This objective will be achieved through the capacity building and support to Tajik and Kyrgyz handicraft intermediary organizations.

For further information, please contact Gulnoz Rakhmatulloeva, Tel. (93) 511-50-53, email

This project is funded by the European Union

Delegation of the European Union
To the Republic of Tajikistan

74 Adhamov Street
734013 Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan
Tel:  (+992 37) 221 74 07, 227 10 24
Fax: (+992 37) 221 43 21

The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders. To this end the EU is active in Tajikistan since 1992 and provides approximately EUR 25 million annually in development assistance.

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