Tasdeer - Trade Facilitation & Customs Support
Trade Enabling Environment
Private Sector’s skills, Innovation and export
The Palestinian Standards Institute (PSI) with the support of Tasdeer, organizes a workshop on the procedures & requirements of exporting to Saudi Arabia.
PSI signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Standards as a result of Tasdeer’s technical assistance
Who we are
Tasdeer is a 4.5-year, private sector development programme, funded by the British Consulate General in Jerusalem and implemented by a consortium led by Cowater International. Tasdeer works with the Palestinian Ministry of National Economy, the Ministry of Finance, Palestinian private sector institu... Read More
We work flexibly across trade facilitation, trade enabling environment reform, private sector support and customs reform. Our four interrelated focus areas are: Support to expedite the movement of goods and reduce transaction costs; Support to improve Palestinian trade-related institutions and Palestine’s business enabling environment; Support to improve the private sector’s skills and innovation to export and create jobs (primarily through grants to exporters); Support to improve Palestinian Customs’ readiness to assume functions from Israel and collect revenues from trade-related taxes.
Support to improve Palestinian trade-related institutions and business enabling environment
Support to improve PA’s Customs readiness to assume functions from Israel and collect revenues from trade-related taxes
Financial incentives to cover part of the transportation cost.
The Ministry of National Economy, in cooperation with Tasdeer Programme funded by FCDO, announces an initiative to provide financial incentives to cover part of the transportation cost to all exporters destined to all countries from all crossings and ports. This initiative comes as part of the efforts undertaken by the Ministry of National Economy to contribute to relaxing the burdens on exporters in the increase of transportation costs due to the Israeli restrictions imposed on the Palestinian Economy. This initiative aims to reduce sh...
Export Growth Grants
This grant facility targets Palestinian medium and large firms from the agriculture, IT and light manufacturing sectors that are successfully exporting and have the potential to enter new markets or expand in existing markets. The facility also targets firms whose exports have declined as a result of COVID-19 and associated market disruptions. The facility will support a wide range of activities, including but not limited to product development, new export market development, packaging, promotion, and distribution. The development of innovat...
Greenhouses Recovery Grants
The intervention will be implemented in coordination with the PA’s Ministry of Agriculture and will provide support to farmers in Gaza whose greenhouses were totally destroyed during the May 2021 hostilities. We will provide targeted cost-sharing grants to restore 19 donums (19000 m2) of greenhouses to active operation, supporting farmers to get back on their feet and resume production.
Containerisation Pilot Subsidies through KHB
In support of the Ministry of National Economy’s containerisation initiative that aims at demonstrating the viability of containerisation at the KHB, supporting progression towards a Direct Transfer solution, and encouraging uptake on the part of traders, Tasdeer will provide a partial flat subsidy of $1,500 per container for up to 6 containers per company. What are the eligibility criteria for traders: Only containers imported/exported through the KHB are eligible (via Aqaba/Sahab, Jordan). 20ft and/or 40f...
Workforce Capacity Building for Garment Industry (Gaza)
Through this intervention, Tasdeer will work with the Palestinian Federation of Garment and Textile Industries (PFGTI) to develop the garment and textile industry through the provision of trained workforce by providing on-the-job training for 250 women and PWD. PFGTI has started to contact Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutions to obtain information and lists of trained women and PWD who are ready to be placed in garment factories. Furthermore, PFGTI initiated contacts with prospective host factories who expressed desire...
Domestic producer Grants (Gaza)
These grants target micro, small and medium-size firms. It aims at developing and improving production, increase local sales, and reducing dependency on imports. Eligibility criteria: The firm should be registered with the MoNE. The applicant is in business for at least three years. The applicant has local sales of at least $100K per year in any of the last three years with documented growth. The initial growth plan has significant potential to increase local sales and create jobs within the company and within local suppliers....
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