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ANNEX D+ TFA IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT DURING COVID-19

Country Exact Date (with end date) Title Type Implementing Orgs View
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
June 2018 to June 2022
COMESA Cross-Border Trade Initiative - Facilitating Small-Scale Trade Across the Borders
June 2018 to June 2022
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • EU/ITC
  • COMESA Secretariat
  • IOM

COMESA Cross-Border Trade Initiative - Facilitating Small-Scale Trade Across the Borders

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
June 2018 to June 2022
Description
The programme aims overall at increasing formal small-scale cross-border trade flows in the COMESA/tripartite region, leading to higher revenue collection for governments at the borders as well as increased security and higher incomes for small-scale cross-border traders. The specific objective of the programme is to facilitate small-scale cross border trade flows between targeted countries through effective policy and government reforms, institutional capacity building, improved border infrastructure and better data collection and monitoring.
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia
Contacts
  • Zambia
January 2014 - Ongoing
Trade facilitation project for Zambia
January 2014 - Ongoing
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • World Bank Group (WBG)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • European Union; Government of the Republic of Angola; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • GIZ WCO/Customs

Trade facilitation project for Zambia

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2014 - Ongoing
Description
1.3 Enquiry Points
7.2 Electronic Payment
7.4 Risk Management
8 Border Agency Cooperation
10.1 Formalities and Documentation Requirements
10.3 Use of International Standards
10.4 Single Window
10.5 Pre-shipment inspection
23.2 National Committee on Trade Facilitation
Counterpart:
Customs and border agencies, private sector
Country
Zambia
Contacts
  • William Gain Global Program Manager, Trade Facilitation & Border Management 1 202 458-8975 wgain@worldbank.org
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
June 2018 to June 2022
COMESA Cross-Border Trade Initiative - Facilitating Small-Scale Trade Across the Borders
June 2018 to June 2022
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • EU/ITC
  • COMESA Secretariat
  • IOM

COMESA Cross-Border Trade Initiative - Facilitating Small-Scale Trade Across the Borders

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
June 2018 to June 2022
Description
The programme aims overall at increasing formal small-scale cross-border trade flows in the COMESA/tripartite region, leading to higher revenue collection for governments at the borders as well as increased security and higher incomes for small-scale cross-border traders. The specific objective of the programme is to facilitate small-scale cross border trade flows between targeted countries through effective policy and government reforms, institutional capacity building, improved border infrastructure and better data collection and monitoring.
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia
Contacts
  • Zambia
January 2019 - under review due to COVID-19 impact
Modernising licensing for customs clearing agents in Zambia
January 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)

Modernising licensing for customs clearing agents in Zambia

Project type
Middle-term project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2019 - under review due to COVID-19 impact
Description
Supporting the design and implementation of a modern, equitable, robust and fit-for-purpose customs broker licensing framework.
Counterpart:
Private sector: DHL Express, Zambia Customs and Forwarding Agents Association, Zambia Freight Forwarders Association, Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding Agents Association of Zambia, Southern Freight Forwarders Association, Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Customs Brokers and Forwarding Agents Association of America, Inc. (not an official partner) Public sector: Zambia Revenue Authority
Country
Zambia
Contacts
  • info@tradefacilitation.org
  • yuri.saito@weforum.org
  • Burundi
  • Comoros
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
May 2017
Regional Workshop on Time Release Study
May 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • GIZ WCO/Customs

Regional Workshop on Time Release Study

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
May 2017
Description
To discuss on dissemination of TRS results of the various COMESA Member States and agreeing the way forward in designing the road map to address the bottlenecks to fast clearance of goods based on the outcomes of the regional TRS.
Country
Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sudan, Eswatini, Kingdom of, Seychelles, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
December 2017
WCO-INAMA (WP 2016)- Activity 2.2 Subject-matter experts mission to provide support to set up or enhance Intelligence Units with focus on CITES
December 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • INAMA-GiZ 2/Customs

WCO-INAMA (WP 2016)- Activity 2.2 Subject-matter experts mission to provide support to set up or enhance Intelligence Units with focus on CITES

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
December 2017
Description
To enhance the Intelligence Capacity of the Zambia Customs administration to collect process and disseminate intelligence with a focus on CITES.
Country
Zambia
  • Zambia
April 2017
WCO-INAMA (WP 2017)- Activity 2.1 Subject-matter experts mission to provide support to set up or enhance Intelligence Units with focus on CITES
April 2017
Short-term training activity or other event
  • GIZ/Customs

WCO-INAMA (WP 2017)- Activity 2.1 Subject-matter experts mission to provide support to set up or enhance Intelligence Units with focus on CITES

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
April 2017
Description
To enhance the Intelligence Capacity of the Zambia Customs administration to collect, process and disseminate intelligence with a focus on CITES.
Country
Zambia
  • 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
  • Zambia
October 2019
UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFC)
October 2019
Longer-term grant/loan support, infrastructure, etc.)
  • UK Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);
  • UK Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); World Customs Organization (WCO);United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);

UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFC)

Project type
Longer-term grant/loan support, infrastructure, etc.)
Exact Date (with end date)
October 2019
Description
This is an intensive professional programme for the secretariats and members of national trade facilitation committees (NTFCs). The main objective is to help them implement, in a coordinated manner, trade facilitation reforms, including the provisions of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation of the WTO.  

We provide 4 to 5 flexible modules which last 3 to 5 days each, according to country-specific needs.

Start up module: Establishing an NTFC;
Module 1: Understanding International Standards and Recommendations;
Module 2: Measuring and implementing trade facilitation;
Module 3: Strengthening an NTFC and establishing a trade facilitation roadmap; and
Module 4: Training of trainers.
Counterpart:
National Trade Facilitation Committee
Country
Zambia
Contacts
  • Zambia
  • Malawi
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
January 2018 to January 2022
COMESA Cross Border Trade Initiative - Facilitating Small-scale Trade Across the Borders
January 2018 to January 2022
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • European Union/International Trade Centre
  • COMESA Secretariat
  • IOM

COMESA Cross Border Trade Initiative - Facilitating Small-scale Trade Across the Borders

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2018 to January 2022
Description
The programme aims overall at increasing formal small-scale cross-border trade flows in the COMESA/tripartite region, leading to higher revenue collection for governments at the borders as well as increased security and higher incomes for small-scale cross-border traders. The specific objective of the programme is to facilitate small-scale cross border trade flows between targeted countries through effective policy and government reforms, institutional capacity building, improved border infrastructure and better data collection and monitoring.
Counterpart:
Ministries of Trade, Customs, COMESA Secretariat, private sector associations
Country
Zambia, Malawi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia
Contacts
  • Zambia
January 2019 to December 2020
Modernising licensing for customs clearing agents in Zambia
January 2019 to December 2020
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
  • Australia
  • UK Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • Denmark '- Private sector partners (available on the Alliance website)

Modernising licensing for customs clearing agents in Zambia

Project type
Middle-term project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2019 to December 2020
Description
Support the design and introduction of a new framework for licensing customs clearing agents in Zambia which will provide training for the profession and ensure Zambia is equipped with a competent pool of agents able to facilitate faster clearance and transit of goods.
Counterpart:
Private sector: DHL Express, Zambia Customs and Forwarding Agents Association, Zambia Freight Forwarders Association, Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding Agents Association of Zambia, Southern Freight Forwarders Association, Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Customs Brokers and Forwarding Agents Association of America, Inc. (not an official partner) Public sector: Zambia Revenue Authority
Country
Zambia
Contacts
  • info@tradefacilitation.org
  • yuri.saito@weforum.org
  • Zambia
October 2019
UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFC)
October 2019
Longer-term grant/loan support, infrastructure, etc.)
  • UK Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);
  • UK Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); World Customs Organization (WCO);United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);

UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFC)

Project type
Longer-term grant/loan support, infrastructure, etc.)
Exact Date (with end date)
October 2019
Description
This is an intensive professional programme for the secretariats and members of national trade facilitation committees (NTFCs). The main objective is to help them implement, in a coordinated manner, trade facilitation reforms, including the provisions of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation of the WTO.  

We provide 4 to 5 flexible modules which last 3 to 5 days each, according to country-specific needs.

Start up module: Establishing an NTFC;
Module 1: Understanding International Standards and Recommendations;
Module 2: Measuring and implementing trade facilitation;
Module 3: Strengthening an NTFC and establishing a trade facilitation roadmap; and
Module 4: Training of trainers.
Counterpart:
National Trade Facilitation Committee
Country
Zambia
Contacts
  • Zambia
October 2019
UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFC)
October 2019
Longer-term grant/loan support, infrastructure, etc.)
  • UK Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);
  • UK Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC); World Customs Organization (WCO);United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);

UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFC)

Project type
Longer-term grant/loan support, infrastructure, etc.)
Exact Date (with end date)
October 2019
Description
This is an intensive professional programme for the secretariats and members of national trade facilitation committees (NTFCs). The main objective is to help them implement, in a coordinated manner, trade facilitation reforms, including the provisions of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation of the WTO.  

We provide 4 to 5 flexible modules which last 3 to 5 days each, according to country-specific needs.

Start up module: Establishing an NTFC;
Module 1: Understanding International Standards and Recommendations;
Module 2: Measuring and implementing trade facilitation;
Module 3: Strengthening an NTFC and establishing a trade facilitation roadmap; and
Module 4: Training of trainers.
Counterpart:
National Trade Facilitation Committee
Country
Zambia
Contacts
  • Zambia
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
Zambia
  • Zambia
Trade facilitation project for Zambia
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • World Bank Group (WBG)

Trade facilitation project for Zambia

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Description
TA on risk management, TRS, trade portal, single window, implementation of border management bill, enquiry points, NTFC
Counterpart:
Customs and border agencies
Country
Zambia
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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