WCO/ADB National Workshop on Transportation and Trade Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism (TTFMM) for Nepal

15 - 17 April 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal

The WCO, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) jointly organized a national workshop on Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism (TTFMM) for Nepal from 15 to 17 April 2014. At the organizers invitation, Mr. Jing Cheng, Program Manager for Pacific Islands of the ROCB A/P joined this workshop as a resource person on behalf of the WCO.

The TTFMM program aims to strengthen the capability of the SASEC (South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation) members in examining their self trade barriers through the combined use of performance measurement instruments and tools, such as Business Process Analysis, TRS and Time Cost and Distance. The main objective of the national workshop was to assist the individual countries to develop a suitable strategy for better implementation of these tools, taking their actual geographical and trade situation into consideration.

During the workshop, Mr. Cheng introduced the WCO Time Release Study Guidelines, a useful tool to improve the overall border performance. The convening parties of the workshop thanked the WCO for the valuable contribution to this workshop.

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