The trade facilitation system (TFS) is an example of a successful public-private partnership. USAID's Economic Prosperity Initiative (EPI), and its partners joined forces to establish a fully digital and web-based “one-stop-shop” for all trade-related business and administrative processes. As a result, the TFS will be launched in 2015 and will link all major stakeholders (customs, revenue services, inspections, railroad, airports, shippers, carriers, warehousemen, freight forwarders, etc.) into a seamless digital network where business is conducted. It will harmonize the electronic flow of information among key participants in the Georgian logistics, shipping, and transport industries, public and private, resulting in increased efficiency in service provision and greater international competitiveness in the transport and logistics sector. As confirmed by an independent evaluation, TFS will have a tremendous impact on trade efficiency, greatly reducing transaction costs and making the country’s ports more attractive as trans-shipment hubs. The combined lifetime value of this two-year public-private partnership amounts to $1.44 million, where $499,300 is the total contribution from private resource partners, and $375,000 is the contribution from the Government of Georgia (GOG).