Project Details
Enhancing Border Trade Services and Rules for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Country:People's Republic of China
Sector:Trade Facilitation
Summary:The purpose of the technical assistance (TA) was to address constraints and to recommend strategies for improving trade efficiency and promoting trade activities conducted by SMEs at key border crossing points along the People's Republic of China (PRC)-Viet Nam and the PRC-Mongolia borders.
Expected Outcome:Increased depth and diversity of information and financial services available to SME traders
Expected Outputs:
  • Analysis of a dataset created from the surveys of key border sites
  • Recommendations on policy and regulatory changes to increase SME access to finance
  • Recommendations supported by banks, financial institutions, and other SME service providers on new financial product options for SME border traders
  • Recommendations on policy and regulatory changes in nonfinancial areas to enhance trade efficiency and information access for SME border traders
Date Approved:2009
Expected Completion:2013
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $1,500,000
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page