Europe and Eurasia: Black Sea Initiative

Regional Workshop on Cross-Border Trade and Joint Coordination Meeting of BSRI/BSTP

Date: June 2013
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

With the support of the US Agency for International Development, Black Sea regulators and NARUC experts with the Organization of MISO States held final discussions on expansions to the Principles of Regulation to include Cross-Border Trade and Regulatory Cooperation in Regional Market Integration. Participants identified applicable policies and legal measures from the Black Sea countries, the Energy Community/EU and the US Midwest region on regulating and monitoring cross-border trading arrangements.

In a separate meeting, regulators from the Black Sea Regulatory Initiative (BSRI) met with transmission system operators under the Black Sea Regional Transmission Planning Project (BSTP) to discuss regulatory principles on cross-border trade and implications for enhancing regional power infrastructure, energy security and market development.




At A Glance

Project Dates: 2010-Present

Primary Partners:

National Regulators from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Turkey, and Ukraine

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