ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment Contract (ACTI), 2013-2018
Nathan Associates is providing technical assistance, training, material, and other resources to accelerate implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint through this USAID-funded contract.
Based in Jakarta, our team is assisting regional and national groups in meeting goals for harmonizing customs, trading, and investment regimes by 2015 through four workstreams:
- Single Windows. This workstream supports development of the ASEAN single window (ASW) by improving terms of trade and capacity to operate single windows, and by advancing pro-trade reforms and standards harmonization.
- Small and medium enterprises. This workstream develops SMEs, particularly in less-developed member states.
- Modernized power. This workstream strengthens the capacity of member states to facilitate access to clean energy and energy efficient technologies.
- ICT. This workstream is building the Secretariat’s capacity to execute its ICT Master Plan.
Through ACTI, our team is already providing assistance to the Government of Myanmar in implementing its framework for economic and social reform.
The project also supports U.S. economic cooperation with ASEAN and the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership Program.