The IPCOEA Project aims to foster the development of maritime trade in West Africa through support to local port management organisations, customs agencies and offices and trade support organisations in implementing Maritime/Port Single Windows in local ports of the region.
To improve the efficiency of customs and administrative clearance process of port operations in accordance with EPAs in Ports of the ECOWAS Area through the implementation of Single Window Systems.
- supporting the development of a conducive environment for the implementation of a single window approach in ECOWAS areas ports;
- supporting the implementation of Port Community Systems in ports of the ECOWAS;
- improving capacity of trade support organizations to support implementation of single window systems;
- acquiring and disseminating experience in implementation of single window approach to provide inputs to ECOWAS governments with regard to operational procedures to implement customs reform in accordance with EU-ECOWAS EPA and ECOWAS Customs Union/CET.
- Countries: Coastal countries of ECOWAS; Benin, Cabo Verde, Côte D’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
- Groups /Trade Support Organisations:
- Port management organizations
- Customs agencies
- Public and private actors of port communities
- Decision makers in the trade sector of ECOWAS countries
Trade operators of the ECOWAS Area, which will benefit from improved procedures for use of ports facilities
||– Phase one: intensive training to a core group||√|
|– Phase two: delivery of short-term training to personnel of ports community||Being concluded. Started with Guinea and will end with Abidjan-Ivory Coast from the 26th to the 30th of July 2021|
||– Fund of small projects etc||Ongoing|
|– Develop a Practical Toolkit||Ongoing|