Trade Facilitation System (TFS)

The PPP is a “one‐stop‐shop” for all trade related business and administrative processes that will link stakeholders into a seamless digital network where business can be conducted.

Trade Facilitation System (TFS)

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).


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Deloitte Consulting LLP

    Development Consulting, Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Deloitte is a globally recognized, U.S.-based professional services organization with a business practice devoted to promoting economic development and poverty reduction in emerging...

  • Maersk Group

    Service Providers
    Denmark | Staff size: 10,000+

    Maersk Group consists of a collection of companies operating within two main industries of shipping and energy. Maersk Group has four core businesses which include Maersk Line, APM Terminals,...

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Key Information

LocationGeorgia, Eastern Europe
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 1.44 Million