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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Justice - Security, Local development

Beneficiaries: Administrations States

Regions: European Union, Mediterranean countries

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Strengthen the capacities of Palestinian Authorities (PA) in the area of border control
Main beneficiaries: Public administrations

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Strengthen the capacities of Palestinian Authorities (PA) in the area of border control
Main beneficiaries: Public administrations

Priorities and funded actions:

Objective
* To improve the Palestinian Authority (PA) fiscal position through improving collection of customs revenues and strengthening borders control in order to reduce evasion of customs duties

Priorities
* To enhance the PA’s capacity to conduct effective controls of goods based on the information provided by the travellers and on the related commercial documents in order to protect the customs revenue at the borders;
* To strengthen the PA’s capacity to improve customs collection and implement post clearance audit procedures in  accordance with international standards and in the specific field of the undervaluation of the imported goods, correct application of rules of origin and tariff regulations 

Among financed actions

* Drafting of a one-stop shop framework and procedures, simplification of control processes, and improving coordination among stakeholders;
* Development of import and export procedures in line with international standards to improve borders control and facilitate trade;
* Actions improving the General Administration of Borders and Crossings (GABC) capacities in prevention and detection of economic crimes at the borders;
* Development of an administrative framework and operational procedures for Inter-Agency Operational room;
* Actions enhancing the system for tracking and monitoring corruption cases in line with international best practices;
* Drafting of amendments to the relevant Customs Law;
* Actions improving Post Clearance Audits and strengthening compliance with international standards;
* Actions enhancing Risk analysis, management system and customs intelligence;
* Actions improving the capacity of the customs department in managing legal disputes;
* Actions enhancing the system for tracking and monitoring corruption cases in line with international best practices

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Maximum duration of the project: 27 months

* Eligibility
– Be a Public Administration;
– Be a Mandated body;
– Actions must take place in West Bank and Gaza Strip