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Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism in Bhutan: Baseline Study

Publication | September 2017
Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism in Bhutan: Baseline Study

A baseline study reviews trade and transport procedures in Bhutan to understand the current situation, identify bottlenecks, and implement trade and transport facilitation measures. 

The establishment of a Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism (TTFMM) is important because it allows a country to take stock, identify bottlenecks, and prioritize recommendations for the implementation of trade facilitation measures. A baseline study is the first step to establish TTFMM. This report reviews trade and transport procedures in Bhutan, highlights the importance of monitoring trade and transport facilitation, and lays a foundation for future studies and establishment of long-term, sustainable TTFMM. In light of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement, the report presents both the challenges and enormous opportunities for enhancing efficiency along the BBIN corridors.

Contents 

  • Background and introduction
  • Scope of the Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism Baseline Study in Bhutan
  • Methodology for Data Collection and Analysis
  • Key Findings and Recommendations
  • Way Forward to Establish the Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism in Bhutan