Capacity Building for Tariff, Industry and Subdisy Analysis
The TA has four components:
1) Deepening the analysis of tariff and industrial impact analysis in Viet Nam. Assistance builds on the existing ADB tariff analysis that reviews the direction, structure of tariff policy analysis and its implication for performance of domestic manufacturing, and make suggestions on how to best structure the tariff schedule to support the accession negotiation;
2) Provide an overall assessment of the Government assistance program in promoting industry and agriculture development in the context of the WTO accession and make recommendations on how to address them in the WTO compatible manner. The component will review in particular the use of financial support and subsidies to promote industrial and agricultural sector development, summarise lessons learned from other countries acceding to the WTO, clarify WTO rules for permitted and prohibited subsidies and their relevance to Viet Nam, and provide policy advice drawing on experience from other newly acceding countries or from WTO member countries which have similar level of economic development;
3) In the context of the accession negotiation and tariff analysis, assess the overall industrial structure of Viet Nam, the scope of Viet Nam’s industry policy tools with a focus to examine the impact of current policies on the industrialization process, and lay out detailed recommendations consistent with Viet Nam’s international obligations under the WTO and other major agreements for effectively integrating the manufacturing sector into the world trading system.
4) knowledge/skills transfer and capacity building for MOF staff in understanding these subjects and utilizing knowledge/techniques gained to prepare for proposals for the WTO negotiations is required for all TA Components (1 to 3 above).