The Export Control Center (CEC), established in Bishkek in April 2005, is a non-governmental and non-profit organization.
The main goals of the Center are to contribute to the improvement and development of the national export control system, the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in the context of regional and international security, research work aimed at the development of an effective export control system and the country’s integration into the world economy.
One of the main areas of work of the Center is the organization and conduct of international and national seminars, trainings, conferences, briefings in the field of export control and non-proliferation, as well as improving economic opportunities for government and commercial structures. Since its inception, in cooperation with the US Department of Commerce, the US Department of Energy, within the framework of the US State Department’s Export Control and Border Security program, the Center has conducted technical seminars on national checklist, licensing, training seminars on the identification of goods used in weapons of mass destruction (WMD), regional seminars on customs measures for the protection of intellectual property rights, international practice in the field of public procurement, etc.
To achieve the established goals, the Export Control Center carries out activities to create and maintain a source of information on export control and non-proliferation issues. In cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic, with the support of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) and the European Union, the Center published the country’s first “Handbook on Export Control” for state and commercial structures of the republic.
The Export Control Center is represented by high-level experts and works in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic, the State Customs Service of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic, the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyz National University, the European Union, the International Scientific Technical Center (ISTC) and other departments, and international organizations involved in EC issues. The Executive Director of the Center is Jyldyz Sydygalieva.