Project Details
Capacity Building for Customs and Trade Facilitation
Sector:Trade Facilitation
Summary:The technical assistance (TA) will enhance the capacity of the Government of Afghanistan in customs and trade facilitation.
Expected Outcome:The TA will increase customs revenue, increase cross border and transit trade, and reduce leakages through corruption.
Expected Outputs:The expected outputs included (i) Afghan customs procedures harmonized with neighboring countries, (ii) ACD staff trained on the revised customs procedures; (iii) detailed corruption risk-management strategy and implementation plan developed, (iv) ACD staff trained to implement corruption risk-management measures, (v) transit agreements with neighboring countries revised, (vi) border trade facilitation committee established, (vii) private sector participation and investment increased in cross-border facilities, (viii) transport law drafted, and (ix)memorandum of understanding on the roles and responsibilities of the ministries and agencies at borders signed.
Date Approved:2006
Expected Completion:2009
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $1,200,000
Government of Afghanistan: $150,000
Links/Documents:TA Completion Report