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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
  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Namibia
July 2017
WCO – SACU Connect Project - AWP – 2017 Project Management – 5.4.5 CP Mission ToRs for 17/01-601 To conduct Member State quarterly Monitoring visit to (RPM and Champions) Namibia
July 2017
Longer-term grant/loan support, infrastructure, etc.)
  • WCO – Sweden Programme: WCO SACU Connect project/Customs

WCO – SACU Connect Project - AWP – 2017 Project Management – 5.4.5 CP Mission ToRs for 17/01-601 To conduct Member State quarterly Monitoring visit to (RPM and Champions) Namibia

Project type
Longer-term grant/loan support, infrastructure, etc.)
Exact Date (with end date)
July 2017
Description
To plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the WCO SACU Connect project towards delivery on the set objectives, results and outcomes.
Country
Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Kingdom of
  • 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
  • Botswana
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
Botswana
Contacts
  • Botswana
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
Botswana
Contacts
  • Botswana
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
Botswana
Contacts
  • Botswana
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
Botswana
  • Botswana
January 2016
SACU – Joint Customs and Trade Officials Workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)
January 2016
Short-term training activity or other event
  • World Trade Organization
  • SACU
  • World Bank Group (WBG)

SACU – Joint Customs and Trade Officials Workshop on WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2016
Description
The purpose of the workshop was to assist SACU Member States in identifying the measures in the Trade Facilitation Agreement to be categorized under categories B and C.
Country
Botswana
  • Botswana
Trade facilitation project for SACU
Short-term training activity or other event
  • World Bank Group (WBG)

Trade facilitation project for SACU

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Description
Awareness building workshop to support categorization of A and B
Counterpart:
Customs and border agencies
Country
Botswana
  • Botswana
Implementation of Trade portal
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • World Bank Group (WBG)

Implementation of Trade portal

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Counterpart:
BITC, Customs and border agencies
Country
Botswana
  • Botswana
January 2008 to January 2018
WCO SACU Connect Project;
January 2008 to January 2018
Multi-year technical assistance project
  • SIDA
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • SACU

WCO SACU Connect Project;

Project type
Multi-year technical assistance project
Exact Date (with end date)
January 2008 to January 2018
Description
Development and Implementation of a regional AEO Programme
Counterpart:
Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS)
Country
Botswana
  • Botswana
September 2016
Regional Workshop on Mercator Programme
September 2016
Short-term training activity or other event
  • World Customs Organization (WCO)
  • United Kingdom (UK)

Regional Workshop on Mercator Programme

Project type
Short-term training activity or other event
Exact Date (with end date)
September 2016
Counterpart:
Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS)
Country
Botswana
  • Botswana
May 2009
Needs Assessment
May 2009
Other
  • World Trade Organization
  • United States of America (USA)

Needs Assessment

Project type
Other
Exact Date (with end date)
May 2009
Description
WTO National Trade Facilitation Self-Assessment of Needs and Priorities
Country
Botswana
  • Botswana
April 2013
Needs Assessment
April 2013
Other
  • World Trade Organization
  • United States of America (USA)
  • TMSA

Needs Assessment

Project type
Other
Exact Date (with end date)
April 2013
Description
WTO National Trade Facilitation Self-Assessment of Needs and Priorities
Country
Botswana
  • 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
  • Brazil
September 2018 - under review due to COVID-19 impact
Modernising licencing procedures of the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO), Brazil’s national standards agency
September 2018 - 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 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 - under review due to COVID-19 impact
Description
Supporting the modernisation and automation of INMETRO’s licensing procedures and interoperability of its IT systems with Brazil’s new single window, as well as the introduction of a risk-based system to reduce application backlog and license irregularities. The project is expected to 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
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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