The United Kingdom, through an agreement signed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), is funding a capacity building project to be implemented by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Customs Organization (WCO). The three year project, receiving 2.7M British pounds ($4.1M USD) will support the WCO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in developing and least developed countries.
UNCTAD, in partnership with recipient countries (primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Asian Subcontinent), will focus on the following activities:
- Conduct needs assessment, including possible development of tailored Country Activity Projects.
- Deliver capacity building in accordance with the Country Activity Projects.
- Provide direction and support in the establishment and operation of a National Trade Facilitation Committees in recipient countries, based on UNCTAD’s particular recognized expertise in this field.