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.



04 May 2017A year of success in supporting Trade Facilitation Committees
02 May 2017The TFA is in force: An update on Trade Facilitation and Development
22 February 2017Major global agreement comes into force making trade cheaper, easier and faster
24 January 2017"Make trade facilitation a reality" - Officials meet at the first UNCTAD-hosted forum to prepare for new global trade facilitation agreement
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23 January 2017WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement entry into force – What next?
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