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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.



05 November 2015Civil society: UNCTAD has a role to play in mainstreaming sustainability criteria into freight transport systems
03 September 2015United Kingdom funds project on Trade Facilitation
United Nations
22 April 2015United Nations agencies strengthen cooperation for trade facilitation implementation
18 February 2015New report on national trade facilitation bodies in the world
17 September 2014New report on implementation of trade facilitation in developing countries
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Trade Facilitation
Featured Publication
ESCAP Report
The survey, led by ESCAP, was initiated by the four United Nations Regional Commissions and conducted in collaboration with UNCTAD, ITC and OECD, as well as several sub-regional organizations.
This Report provides data for 119 countries and serves as a useful basis for bench marking and monitoring trade facilitation performance.

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