Regulation of trade across contested borders

The cases of China/Taiwan, Serbia/Kosovo and Cyprus

This publication seeks to introduce a foundation for developing a regulatory framework that would place existing illicit trade – in general and in the Georgian-Abkhaz context in particular – into a predictable, transparent context, which would in turn contribute to building relationships based on trust and mutual interest. It looks at the cases of provisional trade regulatory frameworks in the contexts of Taiwan–China, Kosovo and Serbia, and Cyprus (Republic of Cyprus and Northern Cyprus). The report examines how these regulatory frameworks came into being and what set of circumstances made the sides align their positions on mutual trade. (Русский/ქართული)