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

 
SDG 9
09 May 2019Trade facilitation reforms spur development, experts say
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
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
02-06 Sep 2019Special Intensive Module 2 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesGeorgetownGuyana
15-18 Jul 2019Monitoring and Evaluating Tools to support Malawi’s National Trade Facilitation Action Plan – Special Module of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesBlantyreMalawi
09-12 Jul 2019Establishing a Trade Facilitation Roadmap for Namibia- Module 3 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesWindhoekNamibia
08-12 Jul 2019Establishing a Trade Facilitation Roadmap for Togo- Ad hoc Module 3 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesLoméTogo
04 Jul 2019Harnessing trade facilitation for deeper regional integration – Experiences from Asia and AfricaGenevaSwitzerland
10-13 Jun 2019Measuring and Implementing Trade Facilitation- Module 2 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesMbabaneSwaziland
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 CommitteesBelize CityBelize
14-16 May 2019Training of Trainers Module of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees in BotswanaGaboroneBotswana
07-09 May 2019Multi-year Expert Meeting on Transport, Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation, seventh sessionGenevaSwitzerland
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 Publications

 
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