United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
The main objective of this Project is to strengthen the roles and capacities of NTFCs as effective coordinating entities of trade facilitation reforms through a capacity building program with country-specific advisory services to the NTFCs in accordance with their needs and stages of development.
In times of the Covid-19 crisis the secondary objective of the Project is to ensure that in the field of trade facilitation countries are prepared for similar crises situations with appropriate procedures, transparency, and communications tools.
This involves the delivery of the UNCTAD E-learning course for NTFCs, Implementation of the Reform Tracker, Develop a Rapid Scan assessment report on the Trade Facilitation Preparedness of the country together, and subsequently, develop a tailor-made rapid response plan for trade facilitation.
The Global Trade Facilitation Program (GTFP) is a multi-bi donor program of the World Customs Organization (WCO) and Switzerland providing support to priority countries in the realm of the Swiss Economic Development Cooperation. The program assists countries in implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and the WCO Revised Kyoto Convention.
Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Egypt, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, North Macedonia, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Ukraine, Viet Nam, Kosovo
WCO: World Customs Organization
Requests for assistance can be made to the notified TF Contact Point responsible for technical assistance and capacity Building or directly to the WCO.
Eligible countries will be selected through the program.