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In order to get a better overall picture of how trade facilitation implementation assistance is being delivered globally by international organizations, this page allows you to search by specific country, implementing organization, project type and more. This information is also available by recipient country on the Contact Points page.

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ANNEX D+ TFA IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

Country Exact Date (with end date) Title Type Implementing Orgs View
  • Uruguay
  • Paraguay
  • Argentina
March 2017
Workshop on “WCO Data Model”
March 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • CCF-Japan/Customs

Workshop on “WCO Data Model”

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
March 2017
Description
• Provide understanding on the building block of the WCO Data Model, including the harmonized, standardized and reusable WCO DM Components, Information Package as well as electronic messages.
• Furnish necessary expertise to harmonize data requirements toward regional interoperability.
• Support the development of Mercosur Information Package based on the WCO Data Model.
Country
Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Plurinational State of
  • Brazil
September 2018 to December 2019
Modernising licencing procedures of the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO), Brazil’s national standards agency
September 2018 to December 2019
Middle-term project
  • Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation
  • - co-led by World Economic Forum
  • Centre for International Private Entreprise
  • International Chamber of Commerce '- donors: US
  • Canada
  • UK Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • Denmark '- Private sector partners (available on the Alliance website)

Modernising licencing procedures of the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO), Brazil’s national standards agency

Project type
Middle-term project
Exact Date (with end date)
September 2018 to December 2019
Description
Support the modernisation and automation of INMETRO’s licensing procedures and interoperability of its IT systems with Brazil’s new single window, and introduce a risk-based system to reduce licensing irregulatiries and lower the average time to issue compliant licenses from 7 to 3 working days for 70% of applications.
Counterpart:
Private sector: National Association of. Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (ANFAVEA), National Association of Manufacturers of Electronic Products (ELETROS), National Industry Confederation (CNI), ICC BRAZIL Public sector: Secretariat of Foreign Trade (SECEX), National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology of Brazil (INMETRO) and Receita Federal
Country
Brazil
Contacts
  • info@tradefacilitation.org
  • yuri.saito@weforum.org
  • Brazil
June 2016
Advanced Course for Chairs of National TF Committees (English)
June 2016
Short-term training activity or other event
  • World Trade Organization
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • World Bank Group (WBG)
  • Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • International Trade Centre (ITC)
  • Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF)
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • WEF

Advanced Course for Chairs of National TF Committees (English)

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
June 2016
Description
This course aimed to build the capacity of committee chairs, help develop a network of contacts among chairs of national trade facilitation committees of different Members and a good working relationship with the organizations that will provide technical assistance to support their respective national committees.
Country
Brazil
  • Brazil
June 2016
Regional Workshop on Post Clearance Audit
June 2016
Short-term training activity or other event
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • Japan

Regional Workshop on Post Clearance Audit

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
June 2016
Country
Brazil
  • Brazil
October 2014 to December 2014
TFA and its implications for Brazil
October 2014 to December 2014
Short-term training activity or other event
  • International Trade Centre (ITC)

TFA and its implications for Brazil

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
October 2014 to December 2014
Counterpart:
CNI
Country
Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
June 2009
Needs Assessment
June 2009
Other
  • World Trade Organization
  • World Bank Group (WBG)
  • Japan

Needs Assessment

Project type
Other
Exact Date (with end date)
June 2009
Description
WTO National Trade Facilitation Self-Assessment of Needs and Priorities
Country
Brunei Darussalam
  • Brunei Darussalam
April 2014 to May 2014
Needs Assessment
April 2014 to May 2014
Other
  • World Trade Organization
  • Finland

Needs Assessment

Project type
Other
Exact Date (with end date)
April 2014 to May 2014
Description
WTO National Trade Facilitation Self-Assessment of Needs and Priorities
Country
Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
January 2014
Assistance to draft a regional trade facilitation strategy
January 2014
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • BSEC

Assistance to draft a regional trade facilitation strategy

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2014
Description
the implementation of the WTO TFA
Country
Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
January 2021 to December 2021
Trade Facilitation Programme
January 2021 to December 2021
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • Multi-donor financial contributions/ITC

Trade Facilitation Programme

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2021 to December 2021
Description
Under the ITC Trade Facilitation programme for 2021, ITC will i) operationalize a Trade Information Desk at Dan-Issa border (Niger/ Nigeria) and provide assistance to small-scale traders in complying with border formalities; ii) Enhance access to information on trade formalities in Burkina Faso through the official launch and promotion of a National Trade Facilitation Portal; iii) Pilot the newly introduced advance ruling mechanism in Niger to ensure its effectiveness; iv) develop and share recommendations towards the simplification of cross-border formalities with NTFCs in beneficiary countries; v) Develop, publish and disseminate a publication on integrated risk management; vi) develop a NTFC monitoring tool blueprint; and vii) organize a donors’ conference in selected West African beneficiary countries to present the project proposals developed by NTFC to request technical assistance for the implementation of category C measures
Country
Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria
Contacts
  • Burkina Faso
  • Mali
  • Niger
January 2018 to December 2020
Trade Facilitation Assistance in Vietnam, Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso
January 2018 to December 2020
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)/ITC

Trade Facilitation Assistance in Vietnam, Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2018 to December 2020
Description
Based on a country prioritisation assessment carried out by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), ITC is providing technical assistance, funded by Denmark, to Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Vietnam to support them in the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, with a particular focus on public/private sector TFA capacity-building and establishment/enhancement of Trade Facilitation Portals.
Country
Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Viet Nam
Contacts
  • Burkina Faso
November 2017
To provide national support to the Customs Administration of Burkina Faso - Mission 2
November 2017
Middle-term project
  • SIDA ECOWAS/Customs

To provide national support to the Customs Administration of Burkina Faso - Mission 2

Project type
Middle-term project
Exact Date (with end date)
November 2017
Description
This TFA scoping mission resulted in the WCO and Burkina Faso agreeing to partner up in the areas of TRS , Advanced Ruling Mechanisms and Project Management under the WCO-WACAM Project. Other areas for support were also identified, including PCA. 
Country
Burkina Faso
  • Burkina Faso
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Mali
October 2017
Mercator/Transit interconnectivity
October 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • WACAM Nr.2/Customs

Mercator/Transit interconnectivity

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
October 2017
Description
Workshop to support selected WCA Customs Administrations in the development harmonized and standardized electronic messages for the transit interconnectivity project, supported and coordinated jointly by the ECOWAS-Commission and the WCO Secretariat.
Country
Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Ghana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cabo Verde
January 2017
WCO Regional Workshop on Post Clearance Audit for the West and Central Africa
January 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • CCF-Japan/Customs

WCO Regional Workshop on Post Clearance Audit for the West and Central Africa

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2017
Description
To assist the Administrations of the Region for better implementation on PCA in accordance with the WCO PCA Guidelines and case studies to enhance participants’ technical knowledge in this respect.
Country
Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Central African Republic, Senegal
  • Burkina Faso
July 2017
To provide national support to the Customs Administration of Burkina Faso - Mission 1 
July 2017
Middle-term project
  • SIDA ECOWAS/Customs

To provide national support to the Customs Administration of Burkina Faso - Mission 1 

Project type
Middle-term project
Exact Date (with end date)
July 2017
Description
This TFA scoping mission resulted in the WCO and Burkina Faso agreeing to partner up in the areas of TRS , Advanced Ruling Mechanisms and Project Management under the WCO-WACAM Project. Other areas for support were also identified, including PCA. 
Country
Burkina Faso
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
September 2017
3rd African Union Customs Experts Forum on Trade Facilitation in Africa.
September 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • GIZ WCO/Customs

3rd African Union Customs Experts Forum on Trade Facilitation in Africa.

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
September 2017
Description
To represent the WCO at the 3rd African Union Customs Experts Forum on Trade Facilitation in Africa.
Country
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Eswatini, Kingdom of, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: EU Trade-Related Assistance - Advancing Afghan Trade (Phase II)
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
January 2021 to December 2024
Contacts:
Implementing Orgs:
  • EU/ITC
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: EU Trade-Related Assistance - Advancing Afghan Trade
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
August 2016 to March 2020
Contacts:
Implementing Orgs:
  • EU/ITC
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: EU Trade-Related Assistance - Advancing Afghan Trade (Phase II)
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
April 2020 to March 2024
Contacts:
Implementing Orgs:
  • EU/ITC
Country:
Armenia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
Title: WCO Regional Workshop on the Development of Transit Guidelines
Type:
Short-term training activity or other event
Date:
April 2017
Implementing Orgs:
  • Japan-CCF/Customs
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: EU Trade-Related Assistance - Advancing Afghan Trade
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
January 2016 to January 2019
Contacts:
Implementing Orgs:
  • European Union/International Trade Centre
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: Implementing Trade Facilitation and the Sustainable Development Goals in Central Asia
Type:
Short-term training activity or other event
Date:
July 2017
Implementing Orgs:
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
    • World Trade Organization
    • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
  • World Trade Organization
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: HMRC-WCO-UNCTAD TFA Capacity Building Programme
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
January 2015 to January 2018
Implementing Orgs:
  • DFID/ITC
    • World Customs Organization (WCO)
    • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: HMRC-WCO-UNCTAD TFA Capacity Building Programme
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
January 2015 to January 2018
Implementing Orgs:
  • DFID/ITC
    • World Customs Organization (WCO)
    • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: HMRC-WCO-UNCTAD TFA Capacity Building Programme
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
January 2015 to January 2018
Implementing Orgs:
  • DFID/ITC
    • World Customs Organization (WCO)
    • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: HMRC-WCO-UNCTAD TFA Capacity Building Programme
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
January 2015 to January 2018
Implementing Orgs:
  • DFID/ITC
    • World Customs Organization (WCO)
    • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: HMRC-WCO-UNCTAD TFA Capacity Building Programme
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
January 2015 to January 2018
Implementing Orgs:
  • DFID/ITC
    • World Customs Organization (WCO)
    • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: HMRC-WCO-UNCTAD TFA Capacity Building Programme
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
January 2015 to January 2018
Implementing Orgs:
  • DFID/ITC
    • World Customs Organization (WCO)
    • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: HMRC-WCO-UNCTAD TFA Capacity Building Programme
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
January 2015 to January 2018
Implementing Orgs:
  • DFID/ITC
    • World Customs Organization (WCO)
    • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: HMRC-WCO-UNCTAD TFA Capacity Building Programme
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
January 2015 to January 2018
Implementing Orgs:
  • DFID/ITC
    • World Customs Organization (WCO)
    • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Country:
Afghanistan
Title: HMRC-WCO-UNCTAD TFA Capacity Building Programme
Type:
Multi-year technical assistance project
Date:
January 2015 to January 2018
Implementing Orgs:
  • DFID/ITC
    • World Customs Organization (WCO)
    • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

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