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Aid for Trade Facilitation William Hynes Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD WTO Symposium on Trade Facilitation 11 July 2012.

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1 Aid for Trade Facilitation William Hynes Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD WTO Symposium on Trade Facilitation 11 July 2012

2 The Creditor Reporting System How much Aid for Trade Facilitation is provided? Who are the recipients? Who are the providers? Aid for Trade Facilitation

3 Monitoring aid for trade flows

4 DEMAND Putting a spotlight on aid for trade RESPONSEOUTCOMEIMPACT Partner country assessment OECD/CRS Donor assessment OECD/CRS trade-related indicators Case stories MDGs Case stories

5 Creditor Reporting System (CRS) Established in 1967 Collects information on official development assistance (ODA) and other official flows to developing countries. Enables the tracking of aid commitments and disbursements Provides comparable data over time and across countries.

6 CRS Project Codes

7 Aid for Trade Facilitation Donors report on trade facilitation under a specific CRS purpose code Simplification and harmonisation of international import and export procedures – (e.g. customs valuation, licensing procedures, transport formalities, payments, insurance); – support to customs departments; – tariff reforms.

8 Trade Policy and Regulations

9 Total Aid for Trade Facilitation

10 Aid for Trade Facilitation by region

11 Aid for Trade Facilitation by income group

12 Aid for Trade Facilitation by donor group

13 Top Donors: 3 provide 82% of 2010 flows USD thousands, 2010 constant

14 Largest Projects in 2010 DFID Trademark Southern Africa Infrastructure Funding for The North South Corridor – USD103 million. IDA Second Customs Reform and Trade Facilitation Project (SCRTFP) for Afghanistan to improve the release of legitimate goods in a fair and efficient manner – USD 44 million. EU Project to Strengthen Pacific Economic Integration Through Trade – USD 40 million.

15 Smaller but Catalytic Projects Feasibility Studies e.g. US feasibility study for national single window customs project in Vietnam (USD 0.7 million). Technical Training e.g. NZ Customs will provide Timor-Leste Customs with officers for technical assistance and training to upgrade the capacity of the department (USD 0.55 million) Several workshops, study visits etc. Trade Facilitation often a dimension of a larger projects.

16 Conclusions Aid for Trade Facilitation well captured by the CRS Flows have increased by over 400% since LDCs and regional programmes receive the most Outlook for Aid for trade?

17 Thank you Data source: CRS aid activity database: contact:


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