Regional: Implementing Trade Facilitation Initiatives under the SASEC Program

This technical assistance will support continued trade facilitation activities for the seven participating countries of the SASEC program, focusing on modernizing and harmonizing customs, strengthening standards and conformity assessment, facilitating cross-border transport, and building institutional capacity. This TA will provide studies and analytical work needed to bring trade facilitation initiatives closer to implementation and ensure effective knowledge sharing and capacity development of SASEC trade-related agencies.

PROJECT DETAILS

Commitment Date

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

3 Sep 2018

Technical Assistance

Regional

Trade Facilitation

Ongoing

$500,000

KEY OUTPUTS

Completion of implementation frameworks, blueprints, and roadmaps in modern Customs administration;

Development of tools to enhance transparency of SPS and TBT standards;

Completion of cross-border transport facilitation studies along key SASEC routes and border crossing points.

FINANCING

$500,000 (Technical Assistance Special Fund)