Regional: Coordinated Border Management for Results in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation

Sovereign Project | 47082-001

Summary

The TA will support TRS analyses at BCPs to establish the causes of cross-border delays related to border control and clearance procedures. It will also help expand JCC pilots and support the efforts of CAREC countries to improve coordination between their border control agencies and move toward CBM

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Project Name Coordinated Border Management for Results in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation
Project Number 47082-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8584-REG: Coordinated Border Management for Results in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.25 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Industry and trade - Trade and services
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The TA will support TRS analyses at BCPs to establish the causes of cross-border delays related to border control and clearance procedures. It will also help expand JCC pilots and support the efforts of CAREC countries to improve coordination between their border control agencies and move toward CBM
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved flow of goods and people transiting through CAREC borders
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced coordination and cooperation among all relevant border authorities to facilitate the cross-border movement of goods
Progress Toward Outcome A Customs Cooperation Committe inception workshop was done from 7-9 April 2014. As a result of the workshop a country specific action plan for TA implementation has been formulated and is under implementation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

TRS results/indicators established

Guidelines to expand JCC developed

Improved Inter-agency coordination

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

CAREC Trade Facilitation: TA Inception Workshop, 7-9 April 2014, Baku, Azerbaijan

- The Inception Workshop was coordinated with AZE SCC and WCO. Country-specific Action Plans for RETA implementation were formulated.

Mongolia Time Release Study (TRS) National Planning Workshop, 29 July 1 August, 2014, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

- The National TRS Planning Workshop was coordinated closely with WCO and Mongolia Customs. A TRS action plan was prepared and was discussed with top management of MON customs.

Kyrgyz TRS National Planning Workshop, 10 -13 November 2014, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

- Preparations for the TRS workshop were coordinated with KGZ customs and WCO. A draft action plan to conduct the TRS studies in selected border crossing points (BCP) was prepared

Kazakhstan TRS National Planning Workshop, 17-20 November 2014, Astana, Kazakhstan

- Preparations for the TRS workshop were coordinated with KAZ customs and WCO. A draft action plan to conduct the TRS studies in selected border crossing points (BCP) was prepared

Joint Customs Control (JCC) Case Study

a) Recruitment and fielding of JCC Consultant

b) Draft report

- First field visit was done from 17 November to 3 December 2014 and draft report was submitted 15 Jan 2015. Report is being reviewed by ADB and will be circulated to PRC and MON customs for feedback/comments.

Coordinated Border Management

a) Recruitment and field visit of CBM/Immigration Consultant

b) Draft Report

- First field visit was done from 13 to 24 January 2015 and draft report is being reviewed by ADB.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The design and components of the project were discussed in the framework of the CAREC Customs Cooperation Committee (CCC). Comments and suggestions from CCC members were incorporated into the TA formulation.
During Project Implementation CCC members agreed to work towards prompt implementation of the TA.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require 30 person-months of intermittent international consulting services and 56 person-months of intermittent national consulting services. Consultants and resource persons will be specialists in the areas of customs reform, customs law, trade facilitation, and regional cooperation. In view of the TA project's diverse activities, consultants and resource persons will be selected on an individual basis. The consultant will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in accordance with the Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Cristina Lozano
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2013
Fact Finding 05 Nov 2012 to 09 Nov 2012
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

TA 8584-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2013 - 16 Dec 2013 31 Jan 2016 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,250,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,350,000.00 16 Dec 2013 349,009.09

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