Improving Customs and Trade Facilitation in the Context of Domestic Resource Mobilization a Practical Guide for USAID Missions

  • Date Posted: September 23, 2022
  • Authors: TCA EMD Webinars
  • Document Types: Tool
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

The main purpose of this document is to provide Mission staff with an understanding of the role of customs and trade facilitation in strengthening domestic resource mobilization (DRM) and practical tips for project design and implementation in these areas. In addition, this guide hopes to support Mission personnel in their efforts to constructively engage and co-design with host country governments in two important ways. First, it will provide a base-level grounding in important concepts, principles, and interventions. Second, it will enable Mission personnel to better engage with country counterparts to set and promote realistic, sustainable goals for revenue mobilization through trade and customs and to target those interventions that are appropriate for their particular country's context, including the sophistication of the trade regime, the related institutional and regulatory framework, and level of institutional capacity.