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

 
Blog
22 February 2019The World Trade Organization's Trade Facilitation Agreement at two: Where do members stand?
WTO
22 February 2019Analysis shows positive but patchy progress in WTO pact
Africa e-week
13 December 2018East African bloc agrees to make trade cheaper, faster and simpler
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
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
28-31 May 2019Establishing a Trade Facilitation Roadmap for Zambia- Module 3 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesLusakaZambia
20-24 May 2019Special Intensive Module 1 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesBelmopanBelize
07-09 May 2019Multi-year Expert Meeting on Transport, Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation, seventh sessionGenevaSwitzerland
08-11 Apr 2019Understanding International Standards and Recommendations for Trade Facilitation; Module 1 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesMbabaneSwaziland
26-29 Mar 2019Measuring and Implementing Trade Facilitation- Module 2 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesWindhoekNamibia
25-29 Mar 2019Special Intensive Module 1 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees: towards a regional trade facilitation strategyBasseterreSaint Kitts and Nevis
18-22 Mar 2019Special Intensive Module 1 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesGeorgetownGuyana
11-15 Mar 2019Special Intensive Module 1 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesRoseauDominica
26 Feb-01 Mar 2019Establishing a Trade Facilitation Roadmap for Botswana- Module 3 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesGaboroneBotswana
19-22 Feb 2019Measuring and Implementing Trade Facilitation- Module 2 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesLusakaZambia
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 Publications

 
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