ADB and WCO in Authorized Economic Operator Bangladesh Workshop

ADB, in cooperation with the World Customs Organization (WCO), participated in a national workshop on implementing an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) program in Bangladesh.

The workshop achievements included:

  • Development of a national action plan;
  • Establishment of a national AEO Implementation Team; and
  • Skills and knowledge transfer of AEO program requirements, benefits and criteria.


This three-day workshop funded and organized by ADB saw high-level participation by the Bangladesh National Board of Revenue and 26 customs officials, Commissioners and high-ranking officials, including representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Clearing and Forwarding Agents, Customs Agents, the Port Authority, the Tariff Commission, and the business community.

Sector: Trade Facilitation

Date: 17-19 Sep 2013

Location: Bangladesh, Cox Bazar

Contact Person: Ronald Butiong

Bhutan: Workshop on Intelligence, Information Gathering, and Investigation

Date: TBD
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Phuentsholing, Bhutan

SASEC SPS-TBT Diagnostic Study for Nepal: National Validation Meeting

Date: 31 Oct 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal

SASEC SPS-TBT Diagnostic Study for Bangladesh: National Validation Meeting

Date: 26 Oct 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Inception Meeting of the Cross-border Power Trade Working Group

Date: 12-13 Oct 2017
Sector: Energy
Venue: Delhi, India

Presentation of the Colombo-Trincomalee Economic Corridor Study

Date: 10 Oct 2017
Sector: Economic Corridor Development
Venue: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Nepal: Inception Meeting for SASEC Loan 3546 and TA 9346

Date: 24-25 Sep 2017
Sector: Trade Facilitation
Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal