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



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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12 February 2016Germany to finance an UNCTAD project on transparent trade procedures in West Africa
22 December 2015Reaping Benefits through Trade Facilitation: Ministerial panel discusses policies to bolster competitiveness, improve governance and enhance regional integration
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