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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.



18 February 2015New report on national trade facilitation bodies in the world
17 September 2014New report on implementation of trade facilitation in developing countries
23 July 2014UNCTAD and other international organizations reaffirm support to developing economies for implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
03 July 2014Sweden gives SEK 2 million to UNCTAD for its work helping countries to implement Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement
25 March 2014Trade facilitation workshop for Latin American and Caribbean countries
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 Meetings and Events



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 Technical Notes

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Quick Links
National Trade Facilitation Bodies in the World
Global Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation: 2014-2015
Meeting of the Global Facilitation Partnership for Transportation and Trade

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