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.

 

 News

 
African NTFCs
28 November 2018Committees are cornerstone of pan-African trade dream, forum hears
African NTFCs
27 November 2018Smooth African trade to tackle rising challenges: UNCTAD head
African Forum for National Trade Facilitation Committees
26 November 2018Africa seeks cheaper, faster and easier trade at forum
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15 October 2018Caribbean countries set to reduce trade hurdles
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03 August 2018UNCTAD's trade facilitation work boosted by new UK funding
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