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



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23 January 2017WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement entry into force – What next?
17 January 2017New Multilingual Online Repository for National Trade Facilitation Committees Launched
Trade Facilitation Project
06 January 2017Trade with Sudan made cheaper and quicker as 'trade roadmap' is adopted
10 November 2016Shipping needs to be more efficient -- Q&A with Dirk Vande Velde, Mediterranean Shipping Company's Chief Sustainable Development Officer
Review of Maritime Transport
07 November 2016Seaborne shipping grows at slowest pace since 2009, future remains uncertain
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 Meetings and Events


Featured Publication
RMT 2017 
Trade Facilitation 

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