Regional: Support to Trade Facilitation and Capacity Building in the GMS

Sovereign Project | 39094-012 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Ding, Lingling Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Regional
  • Technical Assistance
  • Industry and trade
Project Name Support to Trade Facilitation and Capacity Building in the GMS
Project Number 39094-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6328-REG: Support to Trade Facilitation and Capacity Building in the GMS
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 650,000.00
People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 650,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade - Trade and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location GMS countries

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Part 1 of the TA will be implemented by an international consulting firm under close supervision of ADB staff. The consultants will be selected and engaged using QCBS, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. A total of 15 person-months is anticipated for the international consultants' input. This will comprise a trade facilitation expert/team leader (6 person-months), a customs expert (4 person-months), and an inspection and quarantine expert (5 person-months). They will be supported by the domestic research assistants, with a total of 20 person-months input, who have extensive research in areas related to trade facilitation, such as customs procedures, trade logistics development, standards, or business mobility. The domestic research assistantts will be engaged together with the firm. In addition, an international expert with extensive experience on institution building for trade facilitation will be recruited on an individual basis for 4 person-months.

Part 2 will be implemented by a team of four international consultants for 10 person-months; and two domestic consultants for 10 person-months. All consultants will be recruitied by ADB on an individual basis. The team will comprise an international institutional specialist/team leader, an expert on trade in services and investment issues, an expert on WTO economics, and trade in goods, an expert on trade law, and two domestic consultants on trade economics and law. In line with the recommendation of the consultant team, a pool of regional resource persons targeted as regional trainers will be identified, trained, and will conduct selected research studies.

Procurement None

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ding, Lingling
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Thailand Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 10 Apr 2006
Last PDS Update 12 Nov 2010

TA 6328-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Jul 2006 - 19 Jul 2006 31 Jan 2008 31 Jan 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
650,000.00 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 19 Jul 2006 1,136,109.56

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