Trade Facilitation

Long waiting times at borders, inappropriate fees, cumbersome formalities, and inadequate or unclear rules and regulations, can all become serious obstacles to trade, and as a consequence adversely affect investment, employment and trade-led development.

UNCTAD assists developing countries in identifying their particular trade and transport facilitation needs and priorities, and helps them program the implementation of specific trade and transport facilitation measures.

UNCTAD organizes workshops and seminars at the regional and national levels, publishes relevant information and training material, and provides technical assistance through numerous projects.



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03 August 2018UNCTAD's trade facilitation work boosted by new UK funding
27 July 2018UNCTAD, Australia and New Zealand launch project for Pacific islands
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25 January 2018In Africa’s Great Lakes region, UNCTAD helps build peace through cross-border trade
05 January 2018Developing countries should continue trade-easing reforms in wake of WTO deal
12 December 2017It is that time of the year… again !
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