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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.

Information on implementation assistance provided by WTO Members is available here.

ANNEX D+ TFA IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

Country Exact Date (with end date) Title Type Implementing Orgs View
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
May 2017
To progress the trade facilitation (TF) agenda, within the framework of the WCO Mercator Programme in the East and Southern Africa Region 2016-2019 delivered.
May 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • CCF Finland/Customs

To progress the trade facilitation (TF) agenda, within the framework of the WCO Mercator Programme in the East and Southern Africa Region 2016-2019 delivered.

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
May 2017
Description
To attend the meetings and participate in the discussions and to give a presentation on the WCO-ESA Project II.
Country
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
November 2017
Regional Transit Workshop for the East and Southern Africa Region
November 2017
Longer-term grant/loan support, infrastructure, etc.)
  • Sweden Short-term Fund 2017/WCO The World Bank SSATP provided funding for the participants from the ESA Members. /Customs

Regional Transit Workshop for the East and Southern Africa Region

Project type
Longer-term grant/loan support, infrastructure, etc.)
Exact Date (with end date)
November 2017
Description
Provide practical support to WCO Members in implementing efficient and effective transit regimes on their territories through promoting the implementation of the WCO Transit Guidelines
Collecting and disseminating best practices in the area of transit
Counterpart:
• 1 Representative from a National Trucking Association per country; • 1 Representative from a National Clearing and Forwarding Association per country; • Representatives of Regional Economic Communities (RECs) – COMESA, EAC, SACU, SADC; • Representatives of Corridor Management Institutions; • Representatives of development partners (AfDB, NEPAD, USAID).
Country
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
September 2017
To progress the trade facilitation (TF) agenda, within the framework of the WCO Mercator Programme in the East and Southern Africa Region 2016-2019
September 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • CCF Finland/Customs

To progress the trade facilitation (TF) agenda, within the framework of the WCO Mercator Programme in the East and Southern Africa Region 2016-2019

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
September 2017
Description
To attend meetings and participate in the discussions on matters pertaining to the implementation and use of the nCEN application.
The aim of the workshop is to present the latest nCEN developments conducted on the basis of initial feedback collected during the nCEN training sessions in the region, to discuss matters related to nCEN usage and prepare a list of additional improvements which have been identified by each administration that should be incorporated into the software to improve efficiency.
Country
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
February 2017
“WCO-ESA Project phase II – Component 5”
February 2017
Middle-term project
  • CCF Finland/Customs

“WCO-ESA Project phase II – Component 5”

Project type
Middle-term project
Exact Date (with end date)
February 2017
Description
To progress the trade facilitation (TF) agenda, within the framework of the WCO Mercator Programme in the East and Southern Africa Region 2016-2019
Country
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
  • Azerbaijan
  • Georgia
  • Kazakhstan
January 2020 to December 2023
Promoting Green Ports and Connectivity
January 2020 to December 2023
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Promoting Green Ports and Connectivity

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2020 to December 2023
Description
The project aims to support Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Romania, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in maximizing the transit potential of their Dry Ports, Caspian and Black Sea ports, by digitally connecting them, facilitating sustainable trade along the route, and by promoting the utilization of green energy in the port’s operations. Its overarching goal is to boost trade, reduce transportation costs and diversify supply chain from Asia to Europe through comprehensive connectivity approach based on standard harmonization, regional community building and digitalization. In the area of trade facilitation, the aim of the project is to identify main bottlenecks on the trade route from China to Europe through the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, and to implement measures to overcome them, such as enhanced data exchange between authorities and economic operators, as well as between countries.
The project will assist Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Romania in implementing their obligations under the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, such as data harmonization, recording and publishing average release times, cooperation between authorities, and perfecting the national single window. It will contribute to the national trade facilitation efforts of Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan inter alia supporting them in the ongoing accession process to the WTO.
Country
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Romania, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
  • Azerbaijan
June 2017
WCO National Workshop on API/PNR
June 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • WCO Eurocustoms/Customs

WCO National Workshop on API/PNR

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
June 2017
Description
To review the work done so far in the implementation of API/PNR and passenger risk management and give practical recommendations for future steps
Country
Azerbaijan
  • Armenia
  • Afghanistan
  • Azerbaijan
April 2017
WCO Regional Workshop on the Development of Transit Guidelines
April 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • Japan-CCF/Customs

WCO Regional Workshop on the Development of Transit Guidelines

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
April 2017
Description
To discuss possible contents of new WCO Transit Guidelines
Country
Armenia, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
  • Azerbaijan
July 2017
Implementing Trade Facilitation and the Sustainable Development Goals in Central Asia
July 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • World Trade Organization
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

Implementing Trade Facilitation and the Sustainable Development Goals in Central Asia

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
July 2017
Description
Second High-Level Seminar on Trade in Central Asia,
Eleventh meeting of the Thematic Working Group on Trade
Country
Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
November 2016
Accredited Customs CMA/Recognized Experts TFA Refreshers Workshop
November 2016
Short-term training activity or other event
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • China

Accredited Customs CMA/Recognized Experts TFA Refreshers Workshop

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
November 2016
Counterpart:
ROCB Azerbaijan
Country
Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
November 2016 to December 2016
Regional Workshop on E-commerce and Digital Customs
November 2016 to December 2016
Short-term training activity or other event
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • Korea

Regional Workshop on E-commerce and Digital Customs

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
November 2016 to December 2016
Counterpart:
ROCB Azerbaijan
Country
Azerbaijan
  • Azerbaijan
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
Azerbaijan
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain, Kingdom of
  • Djibouti
May 2017
Regional Workshops to discuss the WTO TFA and explain Mercator Programme
May 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • Qatar/Customs

Regional Workshops to discuss the WTO TFA and explain Mercator Programme

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
May 2017
Description
Raise awareness of regional Customs in understanding and implementing WTO TFA by adopting the WCO instruments and tools.
Explain the different WCO tools and instruments under Mercator Programme.
Country
Algeria, Bahrain, Kingdom of, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, the State of, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Palestinian Territory, Yemen
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain, Kingdom of
  • Djibouti
April 2017
WCO MENA Regional Risk Assessment and Selectivity Workshop
April 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • Qatar/Customs

WCO MENA Regional Risk Assessment and Selectivity Workshop

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
April 2017
Description
To assist the MENA regional Customs Administrations in strengthening the existing Risk Assessment and Selectivity practices by focusing on risk indicators and profiling methodology including intelligence support to risk assessment and selectivity.
Country
Algeria, Bahrain, Kingdom of, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, the State of, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Palestinian Territory, Yemen
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain, Kingdom of
  • Djibouti
May 2017
Regional Workshop on Digital Customs and E-Commerce
May 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • CCF-Korea/Customs

Regional Workshop on Digital Customs and E-Commerce

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
May 2017
Description
To improve knowledge and strengthening the existing capabilities of Customs administrations of the MENA region on issues concerning the use of modern technologies in the Customs environment and cross-border e-commerce.
Country
Algeria, Bahrain, Kingdom of, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, the State of, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Palestinian Territory, Yemen
  • Bahrain, Kingdom of
September 2017
"National Workshop on Pre-arrival Processing System
September 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • GIZ WCO/Customs

"National Workshop on Pre-arrival Processing System

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
September 2017
Description
The workshop enabled participants to improve their understanding of the PCA concept as explained in the WCO Guidelines, as well as the benefits that PCA brings to Customs and traders, and the relationship between PCA, trade facilitation and risk management.
Country
Bahrain, Kingdom of
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)
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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