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The World Bank GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 The GFP Answer to the Trade Facilitation Challenge Marc H. Juhel Transport and Logistics Adviser.

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1 The World Bank GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 The GFP Answer to the Trade Facilitation Challenge Marc H. Juhel Transport and Logistics Adviser The World Bank

2 GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 The Trade Facilitation Agenda Modernization of Customs and Border-crossing controls Streamlining of Documentary Requirements and Information Flows Automation and EDI Ports and Airports Efficiency Development of Logistics Services Transit and Multimodal Transport Transport Security Transport Infrastructure Investments

3 The World Bank GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 A 3-Prong Strategy Country Level: Bridging the growing market accessibility gap Regional Level: Mobilizing RECs Implementation Capacity Global Level: Promoting the Benefits of the Doha Development Agenda

4 The World Bank GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 Global Agenda: Trade Facilitation a Positive Component of DDA Analysis results showing costs, benefits and prospective timelines Build a global constituency across traditional party lines Cooperation critical to ensure both an optimal use of available resources and consistency in coverage and outcomes (WB/UNCTAD, WB/OECD,…)

5 The World Bank GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 GFP Global Outputs 9 Trade Facilitation Dissemination Notes Distance Learning Supply Chain Management Course Revamping and Enhancement of the GFP Website: –700+ Documents –New Search Engine

6 The World Bank GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 Country Agenda: Mainstreaming Trade Logistics and Facilitation Trade logistics perspective included at the earliest possible stage of a country assistance design Concerted efforts to help build national constituencies Systematically promoting the adoption of instruments and tools offered by specialized institutions (WCO, UNECE)

7 The World Bank GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 World Bank Trade Facilitation FY05 Projects

8 The World Bank GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 Regional Agenda: Mobilizing RECs Implementation Capacity Relevance of the Regional Approach: –Economies of Scale Customs Framework, Data Management Systems Training and Capacity Building –Externalities and Ripple Effects Transport Regulations Trade and Transit Corridors, HIV Aids Prevention Cooperation through the Almaty Programme of Actions for LLDCs

9 The World Bank GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 World Bank Projects with Trade and Transit Facilitation in LLDCs Regions AfricaMENA ECASASEAPLACTotal Active Projects Pipeline Projects Total

10 The World Bank GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 Trade Facilitation & Logistics World Bank FY06 Focus Areas Transit logistics and landlocked countries Transport security Logistics performance indicators and operational benchmarks Trade Facilitation Negotiations at the World Trade Organization: –Trade Facilitation Negotiations Support Project –Global Facilitation Partnership

11 The World Bank GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 Trade Facilitation & Doing Business Doing Business in 2006 publication –Starting a Business, Licenses, Hiring/Firing, Property Registration, Getting Credit, Protecting Investors, Paying Taxes, Enforcing Contracts New Chapter Trading Across Borders

12 The World Bank GFP Meeting – Geneva, September 20, 2005 Trading Across Borders Import Delays Inspections Customs Reform Electronic Filing Regional Transport Corruption


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