Project Details
Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project
Country:Afghanistan
Sector:Trade Facilitation
Summary:The project includes
  • countrywide computerization of customs clearance operations, which includes installation and implementation of automated systems for customs data (ASYCUDA);
  • installation of executive information systems for customs allowing real-time monitoring of operations;
  • development of possible options for cross-border customs-to-customs cooperation;
  • provision of selected customs infrastructure to enable modernized operations; and
  • technical assistance to support the development of an adequate regulatory, administrative, and institutional framework for customs.
Expected Outcome:The project will help facilitate trade and regional cooperation by easing the movement of goods and services to and from Afghanistan.
Expected Outputs:
  • Implemented countrywide computerization of customs clearance operations;
  • installed executive information systems for customs allowing real-time monitoring of operations;
  • developed plan for cross-border customs-to-customs cooperation;
  • constructed and implemented customs infrastructure; and
  • improved and strengthened regulatory, administrative, and institutional framework for customs.
Date Approved:2010
Status:Ongoing
Expected Completion:2016
Funding Type:Grant
Funding Amount:World Bank: $51 million
Links/Documents:World Bank project page
Implementation Status Results Report