Trade Capacity Building

Lao PDR-U.S. International and ASEAN Integration II, 2014-2019

Lao PDR joined the WTO in 2013, intends to be a middle-income economy by 2020, and has a fast-growing economy. As a “land bridge” for trade blossoming among ASEAN neighbors and beyond, the country is well situated to benefit from open trade, better investment policies, and an improved domestic...

ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment (ACTI), 2013-2018

Through a contract with USAID, Nathan Associates is providing technical assistance and training to accelerate implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint. Based in Jakarta and with a satellite office in Myanmar, our team is assisting regional and national groups in meeting goals in the...

US-APEC Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration (US-ATAARI), 2013-2018

The purpose of US-ATAARI is to help the APEC Secretariat and APEC member economies eligible for foreign assistance to advance economic integration and achieve the Bogor Goals of free and open trade and investment. The project has two components. Through Component 1, Nathan Associates is supporting...

SE Asia in Focus: October-December 2016

Nathan Associates has been on the ground and actively committed to prosperity in Southeast Asia since the 1950s, working with donors, individual governments, and organizations to unleash the full potential of individual economies and the region as a whole. Read results of our work in SE Asia in...

Advancing Philippine Competitiveness (COMPETE) 2013-2018

The Advancing Philippine Competitiveness (COMPETE) project is a cornerstone of USAID’s Partnership for Growth with the Philippine government. The partnership supports policy and regulatory reform of the business-enabling environment. COMPETE provides technical assistance to Promote trade and...

Haiti Website Eases Trade

August 8, 2016—Trade with Haiti has become much simpler and more efficient because of a new government website.The Haiti Trade Information Portal, developed with assistance from Nathan Associates, provides a single access point for up-to-date trade, economic, and regulatory information helpful to...

Botswana Boosts Trade Capabilities with Dedicated, Multipurpose Website

May 2—The Botswana Trade Portal has been successfully completed and is now the primary source of information on trading across Botswana’s borders. The portal will contribute to improving the transparency and accountability of transactions, and efficiency of trade.A trade portal is a comprehensive,...

Colombia Signs New Customs Decree Facilitating Trade

April 12, 2016—Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos in March signed a new Customs Decree that will facilitate trade processes and improve economic competitiveness.The decree strengthens protections against risky cargo while facilitating the clearance of items that do not represent risk,...

Southern African Trade Ministers Approve Comprehensive Trade Facilitation Program

April 11, 2016—A final version of the Southern African Development Community’s Comprehensive Trade Facilitation Program (CTFP) won approval last month by trade ministers of the community’s 15 member states.The program offers a blueprint for SADC’s member states to reduce regional trade barriers and...

ASEAN Services Liberalization Beyond 2015: Assessment and Recommendations

This report presents recommendations for approaches to and provisions for the liberalization of trade in an ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA).

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