The Oceania Customs Organization (OCO) has 23 independent, self-governing nations and territories that are autonomous Customs jurisdictions in the Pacific. Established in 1986, its mandate is to promote effectiveness and efficiency of Customs Administrations in the harmonization and simplification of Customs procedures, Facilitation of Trade, Law Enforcement and building the capacity of members in meeting the development objectives of their Governments.

OCO is partnering with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) through the EDF11 Funding to improve trade facilitation through the regions trading potential and enhancing export competitiveness, reduce costs of essential imports and improve transparency.

Expressions of Interest are invited from Trade Facilitation Experts (2).

The Role

The Trade Facilitation Experts will work in close collaboration with both, the Trade & Revenue Management Advisor and the Customs Enforcement Advisor, however, under the direct supervision of the Operations Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Conduct an assessment on the level of implementation of the Customs-related measures contained in the WTO TFA, RKC, and EPA.
  2. Review existing Customs procedures for Export, Import and Transit and conduct relevant trainings.
  3. Provide recommendations on Gaps identified and provide an action plan to address identified Gaps.
  4. Validation of the Action Plan and assist OCO members to implement Action Plan.
  5. Provision of Progress and Final Reports.
  6. Develop Trade Facilitation Assessment Framework including Time Release Study.
  7. FTA (including i-EPA) Compliance.
  8. Improve Customs-Business Partnership

        Required Competencies

        The Trade Facilitation Experts should have a Relevant Qualification from a recognized Tertiary Institution and/or having an Extensive Experience in Trade Facilitation and Customs field.

        To apply kindly upload a cover letter responding to the key responsibilities of the position  and CV including two referees on the Tender Section of our website by 4pm (Fiji time) 19 March 2023.  

        Terms of Reference indicating the details of the consultancy work can also be obtained from here.

        For any clarification, please contact Ms. Irma Daphney Stone on or Mr. John Sam on

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