Trade Facilitation - Korea (Republic of)

Trade Facilitation - Korea (Republic of)

Information dated: 2017
Capacity Development for Trade-Investment Promotion Agency and Establishment of a Masterplan– Myanmar

Since 2014, over a three-year period, KOICA has implemented the Project of Myanmar Trade-Investment Promotion Agency so as to vitalize trade and investment which are critical to the nation’s prosperity. In close cooperation with Ministry of Commerce in Myanmar, KOICA is engaged in establishing the masterplan for the Myanmar Trade-Investment Promotion Agency while providing the intensive capacity development programs for government officials. At the core of the project is the basic commitment to build institutional capacities and develop human resources to establish the Trade-Investment Promotion Agency in Myanmar.

Customs Modernization – Uzbekistan

The project, funded by KOICA (US $5,500,00), began in March 2014 and ended in September 2016, included field surveys, master plans, system implementation, and stabilization.

The objective of the project is to provide a facility that will allow parties involved in the trade to lodge standardized information and document with a single entry point to fulfill all import and export related regulatory requirements.

We have provided the following support: (i) Master plan of Customs Modernization, i.e. project scope design, BPR/ISP, etc.; (ii) Single Window Implementation; (iii) Dispatch of experts and Capacity Building Programs; (iv) Provision of equipment; (v) Quality Control (Audit); and (vi) Support Operation and Stabilization for 6 month and Maintenance Assistance.

Through the internet based, one-stop service system is possible to process all kind of operations related to trade, which is automated and centralized to the user commodity. The unification of services in a single channel and the improvement in operational processes and approvals not only allows to verify the state of the operative processing but also brings the benefit of the cost savings and the provision of comfort functions for the user.

E-trade Facilitation for Peruvian Export-Import SMEs: e-PYMEX and VUCE-B2B - Peru

More than 80% of companies involved in the international trades in Peru are small and medium enterprises and have difficulties in using e-trading system due to lack of ICT capacities, which resulting in a bottleneck of the Peruvian government’ efforts on promoting international trades for sustainable economic growth. To establish enabling environment for SMEs to connect and access to the international trade single window system of the Peruvian government, VUCE, Korea has provided technical assistance through KOICA BPR/ISP consultant, construction of e-PYMEX and VUCE-BEB systems with necessary ICT facilities and capacity development assistance to the Peruvian government and industries for 5 years (2014-2018) with US$ 5 million.

Electronic Single Window for International Trade system (2nd phase) - Ethiopia

The project had been developed as a 2nd phase for the Project for establishing Electronic Single Window system, funded by the Ethiopian government and implemented by CUPIA (Customs UNIPASS International Agency) of Korea. Thus, this is a follow-up contribution of Korean Government to enhance the customs management capacity of Ethiopian Government. We estimate US$ 7,490,000 for the completion of the 2nd phase project, and the Electronic Single Window system functional by the end of 2020. There is a delay happening in the 1st phase of the project due to funding issues, and we fairly expect some delay in the 2nd phase project accordingly. The accurate projection for the updated duration and composition of this project will be possible by the end of 3rd quarter 2017.

Digitalization of Customs Service System – Dominican Republic

The project is funded by the Government of Dominican Republic and Korea through the EDCF, totaling US$23 million. The objective of Project is to equip the customs authority with the ability to implement the advanced customs practices that will streamline the customs operation, increase transparency, and enforce the tariff collection. The scope of the project includes: (i) development of customs system; (ii) procurement and installation of relevant equipment; (iii) establishment of the back-up center; and (iv) training and education, etc.

Laguindingan Airport Air-Navigation System and Support Facilities Supply– Philippines

The objective of the Project is to meet the increasing demand of air transportation and to encourage the regional economic growth of northern Mindanao. Particularly, the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP), the project aims to augment aviation service and safety of the new airport under construction, with minimizing the damages from the delay of installation of navigation aids facilities.