The UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation 2019 reveals that the average implementation of a common set of 31 trade facilitation and paperless trade measures by North and Central Asian countries stands at 65.6%, slightly higher than the Asia-Pacific regional average of 59.7%. Within the region, North and Central Asia implementation levels come after Australia and New Zealand, East and North-East Asia and South-East Asia.
The overall implementation levels of North and Central Asian countries are quite different in regard to the specific country. Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation achieve high implementation rates of over 80%. Compared to the regional average, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have as well higher implementation rates, standing at 67% and 63% respectively. Kyrgyzstan is the country with the lowest Implementation rate, standing at 38%.