AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Agriculture and Agricultural Infrastructure
  • Veterinary Services and Animal Health
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Rural Development
  • Farm Management
  • Plant Health
  • Fishery
Environment
  • Coastal & Marine Resources Management
  •  Pollution and Waste Management
  • Watershed Management
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry 
  • Water Resources
  • Management
Environment
  • Coastal & Marine Resources Management
  •  Pollution and Waste Management
  • Watershed Management
  • Climate Change
  • Forestry 
  • Water Resources
  • Management
Social Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Labor Market Interventions
  • Local Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Civil Society Strengthening
Social Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Labor Market Interventions
  • Local Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Civil Society Strengthening
Economic Development
  • Trade Development
  • Investment Promotion
  • Regional Economic Integration
  • Regional Development
  • Private Sector Development
Economic Development
  • Trade Development
  • Investment Promotion
  • Regional Economic Integration
  • Regional Development
  • Private Sector Development

CONSULTING SERVICES TENDER FOR LOCAL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. PILOT TESTS

Country: Multi Country

Sector(s): Economic development

Date: 09/2015 - 01/2018

Client / Beneficiary: European Commission - ALA

Financing Agency: EC/EDF

Project Value: 999,500 €

Description of the project and Services provided:

The general objective is to assist the development and facilitation  of Central American intraregional trade and with the EU  by standardizing and applying common customs procedures.

In particular this project intends to provide the necessary local assistance for strengthening the capacities of the customs administrations of the six countries ( Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama) and the SIECA, so that the implementation of the new DUCA format (Single Central American Declaration) can be carried out without problems. This strengthening must consider upgrading and boosting the systems, training customs personnel and, as applicable, the addition of some complementary equipment to be supplied upon prior authorization of the PRAIAA (Support Project for Central American Economic Integration and Association Agreement).

In particular:

  1. DUCA/FAUCA (Single Central American Customs Document authorized to hold information set out in the Single Central American Customs Form)
  2. DUCA/DUT (Single Central American Customs Document authorized to hold information set out in the Single Transit Declaration).
  • Support the adoption and consolidation of common mechanisms and tools needed for facilitating intraregional trade and implementing the commitments acquired by CA in the commercial pillar of the Association Agreement (AA).
  • Provide greater awareness and participation among the parties involved in the economic integration process. D. Backup the coordination and strengthening of the regional institutions.
  • The project is also focused on establishing an IT monitoring information system for goods to cross the Custom’s border.

The results of the project are:

  • Ensuring that the national and regional transmission structures are strengthened.  strengthen the structures of IT communication both at National and regional level in the Customs of Central America.
  • Strengthening the capacities of the customs administrations of the six countries and of the SIECA, so that they can implement the new DUCA/FAUCA format (Single Central American Declaration, created to compile the information requested in the Single Central American Customs Form) and DUCA/DUT (Single Central American Declaration created for compiling the information requested in the Single Transit Declaration). This strengthening must take into account the implementation of the new forms in the existing IT equipment and draw up, the specifications required by the equipment, to ensure the perfect interconnection between the countries, including Panama, the system upgrading , and training of customs staff.
  • Conducting training courses for customs personnel covering the implementation of the new transmission forms and models. ( Training of Customs´ officers about the implementation of the new forms and IT communication models)
  • Conduct and host awareness events for informing private sector stakeholders on  the implementation of the new transmission forms and  IT communication models of DUCA (Single Central American Declaration).
  • Carry out pilot tests for implementing the DUCA in  previously selected Customs in the region prior to the DUCA entering into force.
  • Inform PRAIAA (Support Programme for Central American Economic Integration and Association Agreement) of the results of the pilot tests, the drawbacks discovered, if any, and present the alternative solutions that may need to be put in place before fully implementing the DUCA.
  • To present alternatives for IT solutions to be implemented before the full implementation of DUCA.

The services provided are:

  • Creating and designing information systems
  • Data management and processing
  • Operation and maintenance
  • PCM (Project Cycle Management)
  • Sectoral policy design
  • Training
  • Application of procedures
  • IT Systems analyst
  • IT Systems desing and development
  • Know how transfer

 

 

 

Subsectors of activities:

  • Public administration/ Management/ Reform
  • regional cooperation/institutional aspects
  • Commercial Policy
  • Customs
  • Development Economics
  • Import-Export
  • Packaging
  • Permitting
  • Regional Development
  • Engineering
  • IT (Information technology)
  • Automation