The political dialogue element of the EU-Kyrgyz Republic PCA aims at strengthening the links between the Kyrgyz Republic, the EU and its Member States. Dialogue takes place on many levels, in different formats and on different issues:
- The Cooperation Council at ministerial level
- Cooperation Committee at senior civil servant level
- Subcommittee on Trade and Investment
- Human Rights Dialogue
- Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
Three EU-Сentral Аsia regional platforms aim at enhancing cooperation on common issues: the Rule of Law Platform, the Education Platform and the Platform for Environment and Water Cooperation.
Economic relations between the EU and the Kyrgyz Republic are growing, with yearly trade currently at c.EUR 478 million. The Kyrgyz Republic has been a member of the WTO since 1998 and benefits from the EU's Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) - a preferential access to the EU market in favour of developing countries. The Kyrgyz application for GSP+, which would grant the full removal of tariffs on essentially the same product categories as those covered by the general arrangement, is currently under assessment by the EU.