Enhancing Transport and Trade Facilitation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (With Co-Financing RCIF)


Project 40437-012
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Type TA
Sector Industry and Trade
Country Regional
Start 2008
End 2012
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 1,150
Confinancing Source: Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund

Project Description

The RETA will support overall institutional capacity building to strengthen transport and trade facilitation in the GMS, and will work closely with relevant regulatory agencies with competency in these matters, including customs and SPS agencies. Capacity building will be a central element under this RETA, as the spirit of GMS cooperation in these areas is fundamental in promoting regional integration. The RETA will undertake a series of activities centered on the following areas: transport facilitation; sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS) improvement; business and logistics support, and regional information sharing among customs, SPS, and logistic service providers in the GMS for trade facilitation.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Sasradipoera, Kanya S.
Organization Asian Development Bank
Email kanyass@adb.org
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • GMS intra-regional trade grows more rapidly (outpacing the current average growth in total GMS trade of 12% in 2008).
  • Total GMS trade as a percentage of world trade increases (beyond the current share of 1.5% in 2008).