Enhancing Border Trade Services and Rules for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)


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

Project Types

Technical Assistance


Funding AgencyAmount (USD millions)Notes
Asian Development Bank 1.5
Total 1.5