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International Executive Service Corps (IESC) – Paraguay – The four year, $8.9 million USDA funded Trade-Facilitating Agricultural Systems and Technology in Paraguay, or T-FAST, will simplify, modernize, and harmonize processes for the export, import, and transit of agricultural goods in Paraguay through implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The project will result in a 14 percent reduction in the cost of trade in agricultural goods, a 30 percent decrease in release time of agricultural goods, and improvements in predictability through transparency and automatization of processes-thereby reducing nontariff barriers to trade. IESC will generate the T-FAST Year 1 work plan for USDA by January 30, 2019 along with finalizing the T-FAST Evaluation Plan and Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) for approval in accordance with the USDA Food Assistance Division (FAD) Monitoring and Evaluation Policy found here. The work plan requires inputs for each of its five activities, such as critical milestones re…