Support to Trade Facilitation and Capacity Building in the GMS


Project 39094-012
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Type TA
Sector Industry and Trade
Country Regional
Start 2006
End 2010
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 1,490
Confinancing Source: PRC-Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund

Project Description

The TA is to promote integration within the GMS and with countries outside the region, by facilitating the movements of goods and people, and by building up the capacity for trade policy making and application. Part 1 of the TA aims to assist the GMS countries to operationalize the Strategic Framework for Action for Trade Facilitation and Investment (SFA-TFI) by delivering the following outputs: (i) national plans or road maps -- time-bound and coordiniated at the regional level through the Trade Facilitation Working Group (TFWG), and a regional work program for the TFWG for implementing the SFA-TFI; (ii) national institutional mechanismas for coordinating the SFA-TFI including strengthening of the trade facilitation focal point and core teams; and (iii) identification of capacity building and training needs, as well as targeted training acitivites. The TA will explore collaboration, and coordination with international organizations, related initiatives under other regional cooperation programs, such as ASEAN and the Ayeyawaddy-Chao Phraya-Mekong Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS), etc., and the private sector stakeholders. Part 2 of the TA will deliver the following outputs: 1) institutional strengthening of International Institute of Trade and Development (TD); 2) material and training module development; 3) training of modules will be identified and trained; 4) support the development of networks, information system and information dissemination to promote understanding of economic integration issues in GMS; and 5) enhance the capacity of ITD and GMS countries to undertake specific research.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Ding, Lingling
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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  • Strengthened economic and trade cooperation and promote integration within the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), and with countries outside the region.