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WTO Donor Dialogue with Members WTO – 1 July 2009 Enrique Fanta World Bank.

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1 WTO Donor Dialogue with Members WTO – 1 July 2009 Enrique Fanta World Bank

2 Why the Bank interested in supporting TF Reform Strong link between trade and economic growth Strong link between trade and economic growth Progress made in trade liberalization … but Customs and other border-related regulatory formalities increasingly seen as a more significant barrier than tariff rates Progress made in trade liberalization … but Customs and other border-related regulatory formalities increasingly seen as a more significant barrier than tariff rates FTA/RTA now key drivers FTA/RTA now key drivers Investment in Customs and border reform and modernization delivers value for money and sound development results Investment in Customs and border reform and modernization delivers value for money and sound development results

3 Trade Facilitation activities and projects TF Customs included in all trade-related diagnostics TF Customs included in all trade-related diagnostics Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies Diagnostic Trade Integration Studies Trade and Transport Facilitation Audits Trade and Transport Facilitation Audits Country Assistance/Development Strategies Country Assistance/Development Strategies Support and Advocacy Support and Advocacy WTO TF negotiations WTO TF negotiations GFP TT GFP TT Close cooperation and partnership with Annex D + WTO Close cooperation and partnership with Annex D + WTO Financing for TF, Customs reform and modernization Financing for TF, Customs reform and modernization

4 Trade Facilitation activities and projects Bank has financed over 120 Customs projects over the past 20 years. Bank has financed over 120 Customs projects over the past 20 years. Current Customs portfolio around $450 million + pipeline projects Current Customs portfolio around $450 million + pipeline projects TF portfolio (including trade infrastructure) several billion dollars TF portfolio (including trade infrastructure) several billion dollars New Trade Facilitation Facility (focus on practical implementation of TF projects and initiatives) New Trade Facilitation Facility (focus on practical implementation of TF projects and initiatives) Policy loans Policy loans

5 Customs Projects RegionCurrentPipelineTotal AFR EAP ECA LAC MENA14.1 SAR Total

6 For further information: Gerard McLinden(English) Gerard McLinden(English) Enrique Fanta(Spanish) Enrique Fanta(Spanish) Jean Francois Arvis(French) Jean Francois Arvis(French)


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