Customs and Trade Facilitation

Facilitating the movement of legitimate trade whilst protecting borders, through the sharing of data, mutual cooperation, and intelligence-driven risk management. A modern, well-functioning customs system supports governments to collect revenues and protect borders, while encouraging policy compliance among private sector actors by providing a transparent, efficient and predictable trading environment. Cowater International provides technical assistance to customs administrations through strengthening policy, legislative and governance frameworks, adopting modern risk management practices, simplifying processes and supporting automation.

Related Projects

  • Implementation of IPPC’s ePhyto Solution in Madagascar - This project assisted the Malagasy Plant Protection Organization (Direction de la Protection des Végétaux or DPV) to digitalize the process of issuing phytosanitary certificates and the process of receiving and […]
  • Expert Deployment Mechanism for Trade & Development (EDM) - EDM was designed to maximize inclusive economic growth in developing countries that have trade and investment agreements with Canada. The project is providing targeted technical assistance to recipient countries through […]
  • Customs Reform and Trade Enhancement Somalia (CRATES) - Cowater implemented this FCDO-funded, £10.1 million project (2018-2022) with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), including the Revenue Department at the Ministry of Finance, the customs entities at Mogadishu airport […]

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