The ARISE Plus programme is a six year programme supporting the ASEAN regional economic integration. This technical assistance consolidates and enhances the results already achieved with past and on-going EU regional programmes to meaningfully support the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025. The Blueprint consists of five interrelated and mutually reinforcing characteristics, namely: (i) A Highly Integrated and Cohesive Economy; (ii) A Competitive, Innovative and Dynamic ASEAN; (iii) Enhanced Connectivity and Sectoral Cooperation; (iv) A resilient, Inclusive, People-Oriented and People-Centred ASEAN; and (v) A Global ASEAN. The scope of work of this contract is limited to the implementation of four (out of five) components under the ARISE Plus programme: 1.1 Enhance Trade Facilitation and transparency; 1.2 Improve standards and conformity assessment, in particular in healthcare and agrobased products; 1.3 Support Customs and Transport reforms, including to implement ACTS; 4.1 Strengthen ASEAN Economic Integration Monitoring System; 4.2 Strengthen ASEAN Statistics capacity.

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