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Supporting Knowledge Solutions for New Development Strategies in South Asia - Trade Facilitation Specialist

Страновая программа/ План действий
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23 Фев 2021


23 Февраль 2021

Срок подачи

1 Март 2021


31 792 USD

Тип тендера

Индивидуальные консультанты


52061-001 Package Package Trade Facilitation Specialist


ADB - Азиатский банк развития (АБР)

Расчетная длительность

180 дн.



Date Published: 23-Feb-2021    Deadline of Submitting EOI: 01-Mar-2021 11:59 PM Manila local time

Selection Profile

Consultant Type: Individual

Selection Method: Individual Consultant Selection (ICS)

Source: National

Technical Proposal: Not Applicable

Selection Title: Supporting Knowledge Solutions for New Development Strategies in South Asia

Package Number:

Package Name: Trade Facilitation Specialist

Advance Action:  No:

Total Inputs: 180 Working Days

Consulting Services Budget: USD 35,000

Budget Type:  Estimated:

Approval Number: 9586

Approval Date: 12-Sep-2018

Estimated Short-listing Date: 26-Feb-2021

Estimated Commencement Date: 15-Mar-2021

Open to non-Member Countries:  No:

Additional Information

Possibility of contract extension:  Not known

Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment:  Not known

Country of assignment: Nepal

Country of eligibility for national consultants: Same as country of assignment

COVID-19 Related Assignment No

Contact Information

Project Officer: Tadateru Hayashi

Designation: Principal Economist Asian Development Bank

Email: thayashi@adb.org


Primary | Agency | Country | Agency Role | Person

 Asian Development BankRegionalExecuting Agency |

 Asian Development BankRegionalImplementing Agency |

Publishing History

Typed | Publication Date | Published By | Duration of Advertisement | Deadline

Original | 23-Feb-2021 | Cynthia A. Ambe | 7 DAYS | 01-Mar-2021 |

Terms of Reference (Individual Consultant)

Expertise: Trade Facilitation Specialist

Expertise Group: External Affairs & Communications

Consultant Source: National

TOR Keywords: Trade Facilitation Specialist

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The DOC is embarking on modernization and automation to facilitate trade, including implementation of

standards set in the RKC, customs- related WTOTFA measures, and e-Customs. To optimize the effectiveness

of these modernization initiatives, including introduction of new functionalities based on international

standards, a review of the existing customs legislation and processes is essential, with a view to re-

aligning them for simplification.

Scope of Work

An expert will be engaged to provide guidance and assistance for the modernization of customs

through improvement in legislative as well as customs processes to align them with the international


Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

• Assist Department of Customs to transpose the proposed legal text into the English,

• Participate in drafting the Customs rules, procedures, handbook in line with the proposed Customs Act.

• Support DOC and international experts in implementing the business processes re-engineering.

• Provide functional inputs to DOC in implementing the Comprehensive ASYCUDA World Implementation plan.

• Provide inputs to implement e-payment in ASYCUDA World.

• Provide inputs to Department of Customs to prepare paperless customs clearance.

• Continue provide expert's service to review documents required for Customs Clearance and simplify

export/import procedures,

• Assist Department of Customs to carry out time-release studies in additional Customs points,

• Assist Department of Customs to carry out tariff policy review and align with BIMSTEC, WTO Tariff and

other bilateral and multilateral commitment in line with HS 2017 version to make it investment friendly.

• Assist DoC to prepare customs tariff Nomenclature in line with HS 2022 version.

• Assist DOC to implement the Capacity Development Plan including training.

• Assist DOC to develop the Customs Tariff Act.

• Continue expert service to implement the use of standard units of quantity to facilitate, collection,

comparison and analysis of international Statistics based on the HS.

• Assist DOC to carry out Training and awareness program to Agents, SMEs and other stakeholders on New

Customs Legislation.

• Assist DOC to implement Capacity Development Plan in general and support in training on

Classification, Valuation, Risk Management, Post Clearance Audit and Customs procedures.

• Assist DOC in restructuring Customs tariff and create National subheadings to facilitate and promote

export trade.

• Assist Department of Customs to simply the procedure of EXIM Code Number and amendment the relevant

provisions of the legislation.

• Assist DOC to collect and archive the documents of historical importance of Customs in Virtual Meeting

Room Supported by ADB.

• Assist DOC to draw detail Job Descriptions for Department of Customs staff in line with the new

Organization Structure.

• Undertake other related tasks as may be required by ADB project officers

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Minimum Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferable. • Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional

experience. • International assignments in similar geographic area. • Broad-based work experience

recognized as an expert either in a broad area of specialization or in a limited specialized field.

Minimum General Experience: 10 Years

Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment): 10 Years

Regional/Country Experience:  Required

Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)

Schedule Type


Max. Working Days/Week

Home Office 5

Field 6

City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date Other Details (use if place selected is Others)

Home Office, Other 180 15-Mar-2021 31-Oct-2021



Cost Estimate:

Cost Items Amount in USD

Remuneration and Other Expenses

All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc. 28,992

Contingency 2,800



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