south asia watch on trade, economics and environment

Completed Programmes

Trade promotion through standardisation in the South and South East Asia regions (SESA)

SAWTEE had launched a project titled “Trade promotion through Standardisation in the South and South East Asian Regions (SESA)” in 2013. The programme gave support to eight countries in South Asia (Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan) and Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia) in order to strengthen the capacity of their National Standardization Organisations (NSBs). It was supported by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. The Swedish Standards Institute was facilitating the programme. However, the project suffered from lack of cooperation from the donor agency and shortage of funds. This forced the project to close down at an early stage.