Studiare Sviluppo supports the Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency (ADM) in the EU Twinning Project Strengthening the Administrative and Operational Capacities of the Egyptian Customs Authority – EG-16-ENI FI-01-19.
The Twinning Project officially started on the 1st of March 2021, its duration is 24 months and the budget is EUR 1.9 million.
The MS implementing partner is the Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency, assisted by Studiare Sviluppo Srl, as mandated body responsible for the administrative and financial management of the project. The Beneficiary is the Egyptian Customs Authority (ECA) and the contracting authority is the EU Delegation to Egypt.
The general objective of the project is to contribute to a gradual harmonisation of Egyptian customs legislation, regulation and practices with relevant EU standards, norms and best practice, and support the on-going institutional reform measures aimed at enhancing the trade facilitation environment and creating the framework for modern customs procedures for businesses, including Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), while the specific objective is to strengthen the administrative and operational capacities of the Egyptian Customs Authority (ECA) to perform more efficiently its core functions, by reducing bureaucracy and responding in an effective way to the needs of the trade community.
More than 60 Short term experts of the Italian Customs Agency will be used for the implementation of the project activities.