Trade Logistics: Transport and Trade Facilitation for Development

UNCTAD partners with developing countries to address challenges and capitalize on opportunities in the areas of transport infrastructure, trade facilitation and logistics, related administrative, procedural and legal frameworks, and customs automation.

UNCTAD's work in the field of transport and trade facilitation includes:

  • Research and analysis

  • Dissemination of information on recent developments

  • Providing advice to developing countries when formulating and implementing policies and programmes

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of national legal frameworks in line with international legal instruments and standards, and providing support to developing countries in the context of multilateral negotiations

  • Providing technical assistance in the field of transport and trade facilitation

  • Supporting consensus building through intergovernmental Expert Meetings

  • Providing technical assistance, training and advanced software solutions for modernisation of Customs Administrations' clearance procedures and systems, in line with international standards and best practice



02 November 2016Freight transport growing fast, but needs more climate efficiency
14 October 2016New EU-UNCTAD agreement to help Central Africa cut its trade costs
25 September 2016World Maritime Day 2016
22 July 2016Sustainable Freight Transportation for Agenda 2030 discussed at UNCTAD14
01 April 2016UNCTAD launches novel Maritime Country Profiles
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ASYCUDA Newsletter, June 2016 (UNCTAD/WEB/DTL/ASYCUDA/2016/1)
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ASYCUDA Newsletter, June/July 2015 (UNCTAD/WEB/DTL/ASYCUDA/2015/1)
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