Regional: Support for Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific

Sovereign Project | 50276-001

The proposed TA will further enhance awareness of the benefits of trade facilitation among all stakeholders, provide a platform to share trade facilitation practices and knowledge among countries, improve capacities to introduce and implement trade policy reforms through the conduct of forums and meetings and training provision, and improve understanding and monitoring of trade facilitation by the conduct of a research study. It will build on past and present ADB interventions on trade facilitation by choosing topics and areas of study where additional work is needed such as looking at areas where trade facilitation can contribute to attaining sustainable development goals, studying previously employed methodologies and assessing their suitability, constructing a trade facilitation index for better monitoring, and assessing the impact on FDI, poverty reduction, and economic growth.



Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kim, Kijin
    Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Modality
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Industry and trade
Project Name Support for Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific
Project Number 50276-001
Country / Economy Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9258-REG: Support for Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Trade and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The proposed TA will further enhance awareness of the benefits of trade facilitation among all stakeholders, provide a platform to share trade facilitation practices and knowledge among countries, improve capacities to introduce and implement trade policy reforms through the conduct of forums and meetings and training provision, and improve understanding and monitoring of trade facilitation by the conduct of a research study. It will build on past and present ADB interventions on trade facilitation by choosing topics and areas of study where additional work is needed such as looking at areas where trade facilitation can contribute to attaining sustainable development goals, studying previously employed methodologies and assessing their suitability, constructing a trade facilitation index for better monitoring, and assessing the impact on FDI, poverty reduction, and economic growth.



Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed TA is anchored on the first and second pillars of ADB's Regional Cooperation and Integration (RCI) Strategy which has been reiterated and updated in the Regional Cooperation and Integration Operational Plan which lays down the Bank's role in furthering cross-border infrastructure and trade and investment. It is likewise supportive of Strategy 2020's vision of expanding trade and investment across Asia, as well as sub-regional operations and business plans for economic cooperation.



By supporting the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) and the roundtable meeting, ADB will promote trade facilitation as an important component of a comprehensive strategy for national and regional development. It not only provides a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on the subject, but also provides an avenue to enhance the capacity of the DMC trade officials, with particular attention to the needs of fragile, land-locked and sea-locked countries.

Impact Trade volume in the region increased.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Policies and practices on trade facilitation improved.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. APTFFs successfully conducted in 2017 and 2019

2. Roundtable meeting

successfully conducted in 2018

3. Trade negotiation and trade facilitation policy formulation and implementation skills of DMC officials enhanced.

4. Research study report published and disseminated

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Kim, Kijin
Responsible ADB Department Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Responsible ADB Division ERCI
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Nov 2016
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 07 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Dec 2016

TA 9258-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2016 - 07 Dec 2016 31 Dec 2019 06 Dec 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 01 Apr 2022 624,823.73

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Data Scientist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Feb 2022 24 Feb 2022
Events Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Jun 2019 17 Jun 2019
Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Jun 2019 07 Jun 2019
Events Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Feb 2019 12 Feb 2019
Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2018
Senior Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2018
Regional Public Good for Sustainable Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Feb 2018 19 Feb 2018
Senior Research Associate Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jul 2017 01 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

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