The Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) TRACECA is open for all the initiatives promoting the development of regional transport dialogue and ensuring the efficient and reliable Euro-Asian transport links, promoting the regional economy on the whole.TRACECA corridor is involved in gradually developing trends of trade and economic development. Major traffic flows passing through a corridor formed on the one hand, in Western and Central Europe, and on the other - in Central and South-East Asia.The attractiveness of TRACECA countries confirmed by their interest extending regional cooperation and development services.
At present the TRACECA countries are gradually implementing the IGC TRACECA Strategy for development of the international transport Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor for the period up to 2015, aimed at creation of a sustainable infrastructure chain ensuring multi-modal transport with step-by-step integration of the corridor into the Trans-European Transport Networks (TENs).We strive to ensure that the outcomes of implemented projects contribute to the development of TRACECA competitiveness and attractiveness of the corridor to facilitate further trade liberalization and reduction of barriers in the path of goods along the whole corridor.Since updating our website we hope to make more lightweight your contacts with stakeholders and access to useful information on TRACECA.The Permanent Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA will be glad for any suggestions, questions or your requests for additional information.
For the first time, TRACECA Programme was initiated at the Conference in Brussels, in May 1993, involving Ministries of Trade and Transport from 8 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.Members of this Conference adopted Brussels Declaration, to give rise to implementation of the interregional programme of technical assistance “TRACECA”, financed from the European Union and aimed at the development of the transport corridor from Europe, crossing the Black Sea, Caucasus, the Caspian Sea and reaching the Central Asian countries.
In the period of 1996-1998 Ukraine, Mongolia and Moldova joined the Programme.At the First Annual Meeting of IGC TRACECA in Tbilisi, March 2000, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey officially applied to the European Commission with a request to join TRACECA Programme and as a result have become members of the Basic Multilateral Agreement of the international transport on development of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor (MLA)
In July 2009, the Islamic Republic of Iran accessed to the MLA TRACECA, and on the outcomes of the Seventh meeting of the IGC TRACECA, 16 June 2009 the status of observer in the IGC was granted to the Republic of Lithuania.