A Part of the World Bank's Trade and Transport Facilitation in Southeast Europe
The TFC project is an ECA-funded trade facilitation, education and exchange program, which is part of the World Bank's program entitled Trade and Transport Facilitation in Southeast Europe (TTFSE). The TTFSE project's overall aim is to reduce the costs and time of transporting goods commercially among the countries of Southeast Europe and, in doing so, to improve the environment for cross-border trade among the eight TTFSE countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYROM, Moldova, Romania and Serbia Montenegro. In addition, by improving the operation of border crossing facilities and services, the project aims to minimize smuggling and corruption. The project's goal, therefore, is to identify and minimize those practices, common throughout Southeast Europe, which slow the movement of commercial trucks through border crossing along the main highways, both those within the region and those leading to European Union countries. Synopsis of the program execution can be viewed here.
The American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) through its TFC/PMU Office is responsible for the overall project management and coordination of the TFC program since its initiation in the year 2001.
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