South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation: Trade Facilitation Strategic Framework 2014-2018 | Asian Development Bank

South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation: Trade Facilitation Strategic Framework 2014-2018

Publication | October 2014
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation: Trade Facilitation Strategic Framework 2014-2018

Since 2001, ADB has invested more than $5.6 billion to improve physical infrastructure, support reform processes and build capacity in transport, trade facilitation, and energy in South Asia.

The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Program brings together Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in a project-based partnership to promote regional prosperity by improving cross-border connectivity, facilitating faster and cheaper trade among member countries, and strengthening regional economic cooperation.

SASEC also creates knowledge platforms that promote a regular exchange of information and experience-sharing in the subregion and ensure that international best practices underpin and strengthen the planning of effective regional development initiatives.

ADB serves as SASEC Secretariat.

Contents 

  • Introduction
  • The Importance of Trade Facilitation
  • Trade Facilitation Issues
  • Current Trade Facilitation Initiatives
  • The SASEC Trade Facilitation Strategy 2014-2018
  • Implementing the Trade Facilitation Strategy
  • Indicative Measures
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Monitoring Progress and Results
  • Appendixes