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2017

LOBITO CORRIDOR TRADE FACILITATION PROJECT

Zambia / Angola

Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement

Titre : LOBITO CORRIDOR TRADE FACILITATION PROJECT

Pays : Zambia / Angola

Référence : P-Z1-KF0-027

Date d’approbation : 04/12/2017
Date de démarrage : 04/12/2018

Mise en oeuvre : MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, TRADE and INDUSTRY (MCTI) in Zambia AND MINISTRY OF COMMERCE Angola

Description
The Project The proposed project will comprise three components, as follows :- Component I : Capacity Building for Trade Facilitation and Corridor Development : - This component will facilitate the development of trade facilitation instruments along the Lobito Corridor, build institutional capacity among Corridor States for coordinated planning of corridor development and promote dialogue on among key stakeholders. Key deliverables under this component will include : "Implementation of a harmonized simplified trade regime for small scale traders, 70% of whom are women ; "Needs assessment study for a OSBP and border market at Jimbe border between Angola and Zambia "Establishment of a one-stop-shop for trade and business facilitation in Northwestern Province ; "Deployment of mobile labs to facilitate product standards compliance testing for frequently traded products "Streamlining and harmonization of trade facilitation instruments on transit and border procedures "TA to Ministry of Transport to establish of National Corridor Coordination Secretariat "TA to establish a Lobito Corridor Management Institution (CMI) "Deployment of Liaison Expert to SADC Secretariat to facilitate corridor coordination, convening of Corridor States and provide technical advice on harmonization activities

Objectifs
The objective of the Project is to strengthen institutional capacity to plan and coordinate corridor development activities and develop harmonized trade facilitation instruments, and to enhance SME productivity and competitiveness to establish linkages with established firms and markets in targeted value chains along the Corridor.
The project will benefit the following directo beneficiaries 1. SMEs through the creation of Simplief Trade Regime 2. Over 400 cooperative members (3 cooperatives in Zambia and 3 in Angola) through training and technical assistance & creation of business linkages with large value chain players in the mining, agriculture and retail sectors 3. Government departments responsible for corridor development and coordination 4. Private sector Apex bodies who will benefit from enhanced awarenes of cross-border and domestic market opportunities

Coûts
Finance source : ADF
Amount : UAC 6,000,000
1 UAC = 1,4458 USD (Mars 2018 )

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