Support for the Establishment of an Integrated Foreign Trade System in Argentina (IADB-AR-L1251)

Countries
  • Argentina
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
C
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Dec 12, 2016
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Government of Argentina
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 80.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 88.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 13, 2016


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Project Description
The general objective of the program is to improve the international competitive positioning of the productive sector by designing and implementing a technology platform for rules, regulations, and processes to simplify and facilitate international trade and foreign investment operations: the Argentine International Trade Single Window, known by its Spanish-language acronym, VUCEA. The specific objectives are: (i) to optimize the country's international trade processes through improvement of the rules and regulations, processes, technologies, and human resources of the public and private institutions involved; (ii) to reduce international trade-related times and costs; (iii) to deliver up-to-date information and services offered by public and private institutions involved in the country's trade facilitation and trade promotion processes; (iv) to strengthen those entities technically and institutionally for sustainable operation of the VUCEA; and (v) to facilitate interoperability of the VUCEA with the international trade platforms of other countries.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Contact Information
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IDB/ IIC The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).