Improving Trade Facilitation and Customs in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

IATI Identifier: CA-CRA_ACR-101182509-CA-CRA_ACR-101182509-Palestine
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Oct 19, 2020 - Sep 15, 2023
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

Tasdeer (Trade Facilitation and Customs Support in the Occupied Palestinian Territories) is a £15 million programme, designed by the UK’s FCDO and implemented by a consortium of organizations under the leadership of Cowater International, to facilitate and develop more trade from the Occupied Palestinian Territories over the next 3 years. Tasdeer’s overall goal is to facilitate reaching an inclusive and viable export-led growth from the OPTs: Growth will be more inclusive as Palestinian firms and individuals—especially youth, women, and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)—have improved investment and income generating opportunities. Growth will be viable when the PA’s customs capacity and revenue collection from trade related taxes improves, such that it can collect and invest in an improved business enabling environment. The aim is to contribute to these changes by catalysing shifts in: the dynamics and rules that govern cross-border trading—to make it quicker and cheaper. the communications between the public and private sector the innovation of Palestinian firms for increased export value the administrative control of trade related tax functions from Israel to the PA. The programme is organised around four interrelated workstreams to facilitate the systemic changes sought: Support to expedite the movement of goods and reduce transaction costs Support to improve Palestinian trade related institutions and business enabling environment Support to improve the private sector’s skills and innovation to export and create jobs Support to improve PA’s customs readiness to assume functions from Israel and revenues from trade-related taxes.

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Sectors:
  • Trade facilitation error
    Sector code:
    33120 - Trade facilitation
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
Cowater International Inc Private Sector Implementing

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
550,091 GBP (Valued at Mar 29, 2021) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Incoming Funds date_rangeMar 29, 2021
339,849 GBP (Valued at Jan 31, 2021) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeJan 31, 2021
78,594 GBP (Valued at Jan 31, 2021) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeJan 31, 2021

Budget

19,421,750 USD
4,739,334 GBP (Valued at Oct 19, 2020) date_range Oct 19, 2020 - Sep 30, 2021
5,348,711 GBP (Valued at Oct 19, 2020) date_range Oct 01, 2021 - Sep 30, 2022
4,911,955 GBP (Valued at Oct 19, 2020) date_range Oct 01, 2022 - Sep 30, 2023
access_timeUpdated on May 13, 2021 17:29:39
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