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ANNEX D+ TFA IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

Country Exact Date (with end date) Title Type Implementing Orgs View
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia, Plurinational State of
  • Brazil
November 2019 - under review due to COVID-19 impact
Support for the implementation of the AEO Regional Recognition Arrangement in Latin America and the Caribbean
November 2019 - under review due to COVID-19 impact
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
  • in cooperation with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) - donors: US
  • Canada
  • UK Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);
  • 3033 Germany No 2/Customs
  • Australia
  • Denmark - Private sector partners (available on the Alliance website)

Support for the implementation of the AEO Regional Recognition Arrangement in Latin America and the Caribbean

Project type
Middle-term project
Exact Date (with end date)
November 2019 - under review due to COVID-19 impact
Description
Reducing clearance costs for AEO certified companies in the participating countries, enhancing customs-to-customs collaboration, improving customs-to-business collaboration and facilitating future negotiations with relevant trading partners that will unlock additional benefits for AEO companies and contribute to
strengthening and securing the international supply chain.
Counterpart:
Private sector: rs International Federation of AEO Companies (IFAEO), International Association of AEO Customs Brokers and Logistics Opreators, International Association of Professional Customs Brokers (ASAPRA), ICC National Committees Public sector: Dirección General de Aduanas (General Customs Directorate - Argentina) Aduana Nacional (National Customs Service - Bolivia), Receita Federal (Customs Administration - Brazil), Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales (National Directorate of Taxes and Customs - Colombia), Servicio Nacional de Aduanas (National Customs Service - Chile), Dirección General de Aduanas (General Customs Directorate - Dominican Republic), Superintendencia de Administración Tributaria (Superintendency of Tax Administration - Guatemala), Dirección Nacional de Aduanas (National Customs Directorate - Paraguay), Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria (Superintendency of Customs and Tax Administration - Peru), Dirección Nacional de Aduanas (National Customs Directorate - Uruguay)
Country
Argentina, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
Contacts
  • info@tradefacilitation.org
  • yuri.saito@weforum.org
  • 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
  • Uruguay
May 2009
Needs Assessment
May 2009
Other
  • World Trade Organization
  • World Bank Group (WBG)
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)

Needs Assessment

Project type
Other
Exact Date (with end date)
May 2009
Description
WTO National Trade Facilitation Self-Assessment of Needs and Priorities
Country
Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
February 2020 to February 2025
Uzbekistan: Facilitating the Process of Accession to the WTO
February 2020 to February 2025
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • EU/ITC

Uzbekistan: Facilitating the Process of Accession to the WTO

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
February 2020 to February 2025
Description
The project aims at supporting Uzbekistan's development plans to modernize its economy through leveraging the process of WTO accession. Among other areas of intervention, the project will support to strengthen the national institutional capacity for SPS/TBT and trade facilitation compliance, in line with WTO obligations. In particular, the project will support Uzbekistan to establish a National Trade Facilitation Committee as a platform for institutional coordination and public and private sector consultation, particularly with regard to Uzbekistan's implementation of the TFA.
Country
Uzbekistan
Contacts
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Tajikistan
January 2020 to December 2023
Central Asia: Ready4Trade (R4TCA)
January 2020 to December 2023
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • EU/ITC

Central Asia: Ready4Trade (R4TCA)

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2020 to December 2023
Description
The project aims to promote intra-regional and international trade in Central Asia (CA) by enhancing the transparency of cross-border requirements, removing regulatory and procedural barriers, strengthening business capability to comply with trade formalities and standards, as well as by improving cross-border e-commerce. The project is structured according to four expected results:
1. Key regulatory and procedural obstacles to international trade are addressed; 2. SMEs capacities to comply with cross-border requirements (including notably quality standards, technical regulations, relevant preferential trading schemes/GSP+) are improved; 3. Improved Central Asia countries readiness, in particular women-led companies, for conducting cross-border e-commerce; 4. Increased opportunities for participation of women-led enterprises in international trade.
Country
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
Contacts
  • 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
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Tajikistan
January 2020 to December 2023
Central Asia: Ready4Trade (R4TCA)
January 2020 to December 2023
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • EU/ITC

Central Asia: Ready4Trade (R4TCA)

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2020 to December 2023
Description
The project aims to promote intra-regional and international trade in Central Asia (CA) by enhancing the transparency of cross-border requirements, removing regulatory and procedural barriers, strengthening business capability to comply with trade formalities and standards, as well as by improving cross-border e-commerce. The project is structured according to four expected results:
1. Key regulatory and procedural obstacles to international trade are addressed; 2. SMEs capacities to comply with cross-border requirements (including notably quality standards, technical regulations, relevant preferential trading schemes/GSP+) are improved; 3. Improved Central Asia countries readiness, in particular women-led companies, for conducting cross-border e-commerce; 4. Increased opportunities for participation of women-led enterprises in international trade.
Country
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
Contacts
  • 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
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Tajikistan
August 2017
WCO-GIZ Regional transit Workshop
August 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • GIZ WCO/Customs

WCO-GIZ Regional transit Workshop

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
August 2017
Description
Efficient transit regimes in Central Asia, including transit guarantees, risks management, exchange of information, electronic seals, cooperation between private sector and customs, as well as existing best practices of efficient transit regimes
Country
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan
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
Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan
April 2016
Workshop on "Customs Interactive Service"
April 2016
Short-term training activity or other event
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • European Union (EU)

Workshop on "Customs Interactive Service"

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
April 2016
Counterpart:
Uzbekistan Customs
Country
Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
January 2017 - Ongoing
Pacific Islands Trade Faciliation Project
January 2017 - Ongoing
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • World Bank Group (WBG)
  • Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
  • Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)
  • Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL)
  • DFAT

Pacific Islands Trade Faciliation Project

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2017 - Ongoing
Description
7.4 Risk Management
10.1 Formalities and Documentation Requirements
10.4 Single Window
23.2 National Committee on Trade Facilitation
Counterpart:
Customs and border agencies, private sector
Country
Vanuatu
Contacts
  • William Gain Global Program Manager, Trade Facilitation & Border Management 1 202 458-8975 wgain@worldbank.org
  • Vanuatu
January 2017 - Ongoing
Pacific Islands Trade Faciliation Project
January 2017 - Ongoing
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • World Bank Group (WBG)
  • Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
  • Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)
  • Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL)
  • DFAT

Pacific Islands Trade Faciliation Project

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2017 - Ongoing
Description
7.4 Risk Management
10.1 Formalities and Documentation Requirements
10.4 Single Window
23.2 National Committee on Trade Facilitation
Counterpart:
Customs and border agencies, private sector
Country
Vanuatu
Contacts
  • William Gain Global Program Manager, Trade Facilitation & Border Management 1 202 458-8975 wgain@worldbank.org
  • Vanuatu
April 2018
Time Release Study
April 2018
Short-term training activity or other event
  • CCF Korea/Customs

Time Release Study

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
April 2018
Description
To build national capacity in order for the country to conduct a Time Release Study (TRS).
Country
Vanuatu
  • Vanuatu
  • Solomon Islands
  • Cook Islands
June 2017
Manage and promote the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)
June 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • CCF Japan/Customs

Manage and promote the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC)

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
June 2017
Description
Support in the RKC accession process of Vanuatu (Gap analysis and assessment of compliance with the RKC Standards and Transitional Standards)
Country
Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Tuvalu
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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