Project Title

Mid-Term Assessment of the APEC Travel Facilitation Initiative (TFI) 

Project Year

2015   

Project Number

SCE 01 2015S 

Project Session

   

Project Type

Self-Funded 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

SCE 01 2015S 

Project Title

Mid-Term Assessment of the APEC Travel Facilitation Initiative (TFI) 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Fund Account

Self-Funded 

Project Year

2015 

Sponsoring Forum

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Topics

Economic and Technical Cooperation 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

United States 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

 

Expected Start Date

19/05/2015 

Expected Completion Date

31/10/2015 

Project Proponent Name 1

Emily Fischer 

Job Title 1

Foreign Affairs Officer 

Organization 1

Office of Economic Policy 

Postal Address 1

US Department of State 

Telephone 1

1-202 6472011 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

FischerEA@state.gov 

Project Proponent Name 2

Nadira Mailewa 

Job Title 2

Economic and Human Security Specialist 

Organization 2

US-ATAARI 

Postal Address 2

c/o APEC Secretariat, 35 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119616 

Telephone 2

65-6891 9658 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

nmailewa@nathaninc.com 

Declaration

Emily Fischer and Naidra Mailewa 

Project Cost (US$)

$30,000.00 

Project Summary

The APEC Travel Facilitation Initiative (TFI) is a cross-cutting, multi-year activity that was endorsed by Leaders in 2011 to expedite the movement of travelers in the Asia Pacific region. Its goal is to enable more efficient, more secure and less stressful travel.

The TFI consists of six components: the Airport Partnership Program, the APEC Business Travel Card, the Trusted Traveler Program, Air Passenger Security Screening, Advance Passenger Information and Checked Baggage Facilitation. The TFI is implemented by five APEC sub-fora: the Business Mobility Group (BMG), the Sub Committee on Customs Procedures (SCCP), the Transportation Working Group (TPTWG), the Tourism Working Group (TWG) and the Counter Terrorism Working Group (CTWG). The SCE is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the TFI with the TFI Steering Council (established in 2012) supporting the coordination of efforts between the five sub fora.

The objective of this self-funded project by the United States is to undertake a mid-term assessment which will aim to:

1) Assess progress against the stated objectives under the six activity areas of the TFI and identify gaps and challenges in implementation.

2)  Examine the validity of the design of the TFI to ensure its relevance and recommend any changes to the design in the final two years of the initiative, including to Ministers and Leaders if applicable.

3)  Examine the effectiveness of the established coordination mechanisms such as the TFI Steering Council. This will inform arrangements beyond 2015.

4) Identify key indicators to measure progress towards the achievement of the initiative’s long-term goals. These indicators will be used in the final TFI assessment planned for 2017.

To achieve these objectives, the study will involve an assessment of progress to date under each of the six activity areas. The methodology for the mid-term assessment will include: a review of key documentation under each of the pillars; consultations with key stakeholders including the private sector and multilateral and industry bodies such as ICAO, WCO, IATA and ACI to assess where APEC work complements the work done by these bodies; and a series of targeted economy-level surveys undertaken through each of the five sub-fora involved in implementing the initiative. The surveys will gather information on progress against the TFI priorities, current travel facilitation priorities and challenges, and additional work planned for the last two years of the initiative.

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