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US - Central Asian TIFA

Area of Cooperation

Economy

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The US-Central Asian TIFA will allow member countries to address trade issues and promote US trade and investment to Central Asia.  It will open up a market of 55.9 million consumers to the United States. A Council was created with the agreement to promote an ongoing dialogue and open forum for countries improve trade relations.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file683_7722.pdf

Scope

                                                               i.      Cross-Continental Plurilateral

 
News/Studies

                                                               i.      United States and Central Asian Countries Sign Regional Trade and Investment Framework Agreement”       http://www.ustr.gov/Document_Library/Press_Releases/2004/June/United_States_Central_Asian_Countries_Sign_Regional_Trade_Investment_Framework_Agreement.html

                                                             ii.      “US Aims in Central and South Asia Challenged by Russia and China      http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=964

                                                            iii.      United States, Central Asian countries Hold Third TIFA Council Meeting”          http://www.ustr.gov/Document_Library/Press_Releases/2007/July/United_States,_Central_Asian_countries_Hold_Third_TIFA_Council_Meeting.html

 
Additional Links

                                                               i.      http://www.bilaterals.org/article.php3?id_article=711