Trade Facilitation

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...

Bangladesh Trade Facilitation Activity, 2013–2018

The USAID Bangladesh Trade Facilitation Activity aims to bolster economic growth by making cross-border trade efficient. Activities include making trade information transparent, developing an operational national single window, and improving supply chain security. As a subcontractor, Nathan...

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...

Colombia, Free Trade Implementation Activity, 2014-2016

The purpose of USAID Facilitando Comercio is to assist Colombia in meeting its commitments to trade facilitation under the Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, which took effect May 15, 2012.The project is advancing compliance at an operational level and assisting the government in formulating part...

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...

Report Examines Authorized Economic Operator Programs in APEC Region

June 15, 2016—A report by Nathan Associates provides new insights into the state of Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) programs among member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) forum.The report, Study of APEC Best Practices in Authorized Economic Operator Programs, surveys...

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,...

USAID Regional Trade and Market Alliances Project, 2013–2016

Nathan Associates is improving trade facilitation and market access for agricultural value chains in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The project is supporting these countries in achieving inclusive economic growth through interregional trade and exports and...

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...

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