The Trade and Transport Facilitation in Southeast Europe Program


The Trade and Transport Facilitation in Southeast Europe Program is a regional endeavor gathering eight countries, the World Bank, the Governments of the United States of America, of the Netherlands, of France, and of Austria among others. This program was identified by a SECI working group.
It fosters trade by promoting more efficient and less costly trade flows across the countries in Southeast Europe and provides European Union-compatible customs standards. The program seeks to reduce non-tariff costs to trade and transport, reduce smuggling and corruption at border crossings, and strengthen and modernize the customs administrations and other border control agencies. The initial participants in the program include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Romania. Moldova and Serbia and Montenegro joined the Program in 2003. The program is the result of a collaborative effort between the national governments in the region, the World Bank, and the United States in collaboration with the European Union.

The project is concluded in September 30, 2005, further informations:

  • Other
Contact details
Address: 42, Parchevich Str.1000 Sofia, 1000 Sofia
Geographical focus
  • SEE
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
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Entry created by Elke Dall on August 31, 2007
Modified on March 11, 2014