Bosnia and Herzegovina

CEFTA: Support to regional integration
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Jean-Sebastien
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Roure
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roure@intracen.org
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This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

<p>The Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) is a regional free trade agreement, currently comprising Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, and Republic of Serbia. Over the last years, CEFTA has been able to remove most intra-regional tariff barriers for goods. With the adoption of CEFTA Additional Protocol 5 (AP5) on trade facilitation and the conclusion of negotiations of CEFTA Additional Protocol 6 (AP6) on trade in services, the region has at its disposal instruments for a further deepening of regional economic integration and alignment with the EU acquis. However, the operationalisation and implementation of reforms agreed at the regional level remains a challenge. This Action will therefore support CEFTA Parties with the cooperation of the CEFTA Secretariat in implementing its regional agenda on the facilitation of trade in goods and services.&nbsp;</p><p>ITC will primarily contribute to:</p><ol><li>Enhance the ability of those invovled in the operationalization of AP 6 (i.e. build the capacity of the recently appointed CEFTA Contact Points for Services; foster Intra-governmental cooperation among relevant agencies; and facilitate linkages between policy makers and private sector); and,</li><li>Provide advisory support to all CEFTA parties with a view to improving compliance of domestic regulations and procedures with AP6.</li></ol>

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External ID
B973
Support to Facilitation of Trade between CEFTA Parties
Contact
First name
Jean-Sebastien
Last name
Roure
Email
roure@intracen.org

Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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External ID
B444
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Eastern Europe and Central Asia
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ITC is working towards simplified customs procedures, reduced inspection rates, and stronger, more efficient value chains within and beyond the regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. For example, ITC is implementing an EU-funded project in Central Asia promoting intra-regional and international trade through an improved business environment and empowering businesses and strengthening cross-border e-commerce.

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