On February 24, 1994 during the visit of the delegation of Tajikistan headed by the Minister of International Economic Relations of Tajikistan Bilateral Agreement on External Economic Relations was signed, which provides a basis for economic and trade relations between companies, organizations and institutions of the two countries.
With the aim of development trade and economic cooperation Austrian economic delegation headed by Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Tajikistan Heidemaria Gurer visited Tajikistan on December, 8-9, 2003. During this visit Austrian delegation held number of meetings with Tajik officials, as well as representatives of leading enterprises and companies of Tajikistan.
On April 26 – 28, 2005 Dushanbe hosted the First meeting of the Tajik- Austrian Joint Commission on Bilateral Foreign Economic Cooperation. After that meeting sides have signed a protocol with aspect to enhance bilateral economic relations.
The Second meeting of the Tajik-Austrian Joint Commission on Bilateral Foreign Economic Cooperation was convened on June 2-4, 2008 in Vienna.
The Third meeting of the Tajik-Austrian Joint Commission on Bilateral Foreign Economic Cooperation took place on December 14-16, 2010 in Dushanbe. Issues of economic development, current status and a prospect of bilateral trade, cooperation in the fields of renewable energy sources (hydro, wind and solar energy), environmental protection, tourism, agriculture, forestry and telecommunication were included to the Agenda.
On 28 September 2012 the meeting Fourth meeting of the Tajik-Austrian Joint Commission on Bilateral Foreign Economic Cooperation took place in Vienna.
of this meeting included cooperation in the sphere of energy and industry, agriculture and its products, health, tourism, standardization, document security, cooperation of Tajikistan with European Union and Tajikistan accession to the WTO. Heads and members of delegations made presentations and exchange views on above mentioned issues. On the conclusion of the 4th round of Tajikistan Austria Joint Commission on economic cooperation the Protocol has been signed by heads of delegations.
October 13-15, 2014 the Fifth meeting of the Tajik-Austrian Joint Commission on Bilateral Foreign Economic Cooperation took place in Dushanbe.
Regular meeting of the Tajik-Austrian Joint Commission on Bilateral Foreign Economic Cooperation was held in Vienna November 9, 2016. This meeting covered the bilateral and multilateral approaches of the economic development and its perspectives, including the following issues: energy and mining, infrastructure, technologies for environment and facilities, industry, agriculture, technologies for health sphere, tourism, population registration, saved documents and e-government.
Exchanges of visits, private sector and business community meetings took place, which facilitated an intensification of trade and economic cooperation. Private sector and Tajik-Austrian entrepreneurs’ meeting was held on November 14-15, 2005 in Dushanbe. Meeting enabled to discuss a wide range of the issues of mutual concern and interest, including bilateral trade and economic cooperation.
Representative delegates of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber visited Tajikistan on October 16–18, 2008 to explore a possibility of bilateral synergy. Business community members of the two countries have highly appraised the importance of meetings and negotiations held between private sector representatives.
On November 16-17, 2012 the Austrian Business Delegation headed by the Regional Director CIS, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Mr. Heinz Walter visited the Republic of Tajikistan. The aim of visit was preparation of the official visit of Federal President of the Republic of Austria Dr. Heinz Fischer to the Republic of Tajikistan and to conduct in Economic Forum in Dushanbe during the official visit. At the end of visit the sides agreed to prepare and sign an Agreement on cooperation between The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan and The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber during the official visit of Federal President of the Republic of Austria.
On September 10, 2014 Forum “The Economic and Investment Potential of the Republic of Tajikistan" took place in Vienna.
Delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan was headed by First deputy minister for Economic Development and Trade Mr. Nematjon Buriev. A wide range of representatives from Tajikistan and Austrian business circles and government bodies attended the Forum.
The main aim of organizing this event was to help Tajikistan entrepreneurs and companies to establish cooperation with Austrian counterparts, set up favorable conditions in order to attract more investments to country’s economy, contribute to the increasing trade turnover between the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Austria.
During the Forum Tajikistan delegation has drawn attention of participants to investment priorities and capacities, investment projects in different areas, regulatory legislation related to foreign investments. Also, detailed information about legislation on rights of investors, other documents adopted and approved by Tajikistan Government and information about free economic zones were provided. In addition it was mentioned that necessary legal base for cooperation in various directions was set up during official visits of the heads of two states and parties should exploit these potentialities.
The Republic of Tajikistan and The Republic of Austria held Regular Forum “The Economic and Investment Potential of the Republic of Tajikistan" in Vienna on November 10, 2016. Delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan was chaired by First deputy Minister for Economic Development and Trade Mr. Saidrahmon Nazriev.
On April 3-5, 2017 the Austrian Business Delegation led by the Regional Manager Eastern Europe/Central Asia Austrian Federal Economic Chamber Dr. Michael Angerer visited the Republic of Tajikistan. April 4, 2017 Economic Forum conducted in Dushanbe and representatives of the 20 manufacturing companies and suppliers of equipments, technologies and services of Austrian Business took part in this event.
An aggregate volume of external trade of Tajikistan in the period of 2016 concluded at 4,7 million USD. The Republic of Tajikistan’s major export commodities to the Republic of Austria are cotton and aluminum, while our import from the Republic of Austria includes medicines, medical equipment, sugar, honey, forage processing aggregates and other products.