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1 Trade & Transport Facilitation Committee - Pakistan JAVAID MANSOOR Executive Secretary NTTFC To insert your company logo on this slide From the Insert Menu Select Picture Locate your logo file Click OK To resize the logo Click anywhere inside the logo. The boxes that appear outside the logo are known as resize handles. Use these to resize the object. If you hold down the shift key before using the resize handles, you will maintain the proportions of the object you wish to resize. UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006

2 2 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 Background 1989 - World Bank Workshop – PAKPRO established 1992-94 - UNCTAD Multimodal & Trade Facilitation Workshop 1995-96 - World Bank Logistics Cost Study 1998 – World Bank funded TTFP with technical support of UNCTAD approved and establishment of NTTFC notified 2001 – NTTFC Secretariat established February 2002 - work on TTFP jumpstarts with Project Mobilization Workshop June 2006 - TTFP concludes End 2006 - TTF2 to commence

3 3 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 TTFP Objectives Introduction of Single Administrative Document Modernization of transport legislation Standard terms and conditions for contract of carriage of goods Modernization of freight forwarders Modernization of marine transport insurance Streamlining of financial and banking provisions relating to foreign trade

4 4 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 TTFP Objectives Review of international conventions related to Customs, trade and transport Establishment of an operational trade point Study for promotion of refrigerator transport and cold storage of fresh procedure Institutional strengthening of NTTFC Development of local training managers in trade facilitation Continued

5 5 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 Constitution of NTTFC 1.Ministry of Commerce 2.Ministry of Communications 3.Ministry of Finance 4.Ministry of Planning and Development 5.Central Board of Revenue 6.State Bank of Pakistan 7.Pakistan Shippers Council of FPCCI 8.National Logistic Cell 9.Karachi Port Trust 10.Port Qasim Authority 11.PNSC /National shipowners 12.Pakistan Railways 13.Export Promotion Bureau 14.Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Board

6 6 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 Constitution of NTTFC 15.Pakistan International Airlines 16.Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority 17.Multimodal Transport Operators 18.FPCCI, Karachi 19.Insurance Association of Pakistan 20.Dry Port Terminal Operators 21.Freight Forwarders Association 22.Pakistan Ship Agents Association 23.All Pakistan Shipping Association 24.Goods Carriage Association 25.Pakistan Bankers Association 26.ICC Pakistan Continued

7 7 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 NTTFC Terms of Reference i.Continuous review of the trade and transport procedures and systems with a view to update their simplification and harmonization ii.Undertake coordination of efforts of concerned organizations in the field of facilitation of international trade and transport iii.Collect and disseminate information on international trade and transport formalities, procedures, documentation and related matters iv.Pursue the simplification and alignment of trade and transport documents on the basis of the United Nations layout key, including documents designed for use in computer and other automated systems v.Promote the adoption of the standard trade and transport terminology and international codes for trade and transport legislation

8 8 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 NTTFC Organisation Structure

9 9 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 TTFP Steering Committee Chairman NTTFC Chairman PSC Representative World Bank Representative UNCTAD

10 10 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 MoU between MoC and PSC Staff salary sharing as below Office facilities provided by PSC Budget limited to staff salary and limited office expenditure After 3 rd year funds arranged through EDF grant Funding of NTTFC Secretariat YearProjectPSC 1100%- 280%20% 345%55% Subsequent -100%

11 11 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 Performance of NTTFC Goods Declaration Form introduced as SAD Standard forms according to IMO FAL Convention Production of Phytosanitary Certificate, Certificate of Origin and Commercial Invoice on UNLK Carriage of Goods by Road Act and Carriage of Goods by Sea Act approved by Cabinet and presented to National Assembly Carriage by Air Act and Marine Insurance Act presented to Cabinet for approval Held various training workshops

12 12 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 Performance of NTTFC Documents produced for modernization of freight forwarding industry: –Standard trading conditions –Minimum qualification standards –Code of conduct Held seminars on International Standard Banking Practices and ICP 500 Guidance provided for ratification of various conventions Study for refrigerated transport and cold storage of fresh produce Helped in implementation of security measures Continued

13 13 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 Difficulties in efficient functioning of NTTFC Decisions of recommendatory nature required lengthy follow up for implementation Reluctance to accept change Frequent changes of Chairman and other key personnel Financial constraints of NTTFC Secretariat Inadequate professional contribution by members of Working Groups

14 14 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 Preconditions for success and sustainability Political will and commitment at highest level Correct understanding and definition of public and private sector role Ownership and commitment of key stakeholder Committed lead agency Representation of concerned ministries and public & private sector organizations at senior level

15 15 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 Preconditions for success and sustainability Continued Institutional arrangement for functioning on permanent basis Strong linkage with international trade facilitation institutions Prior identification of key issues development of a project with well defined objectives and action plan

16 16 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 Preconditions for success and sustainability Continued Technical and financial support of international organizations to implement the project Permanent secretariat with experienced professionals rewarded at market rates Sound financial arrangement for running NTTFC Secretariat on permanent basis

17 17 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006 Preconditions for success and sustainability Suggested structure –Members –Steering Committee / Council –Working Groups NTTFC to play role of coordinator, facilitator and technical support provider Execution by the concerned organizations Continued

18 18 of 19 UNECE/UNCTAD Workshop 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2006


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