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

 
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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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27 July 2018UNCTAD, Australia and New Zealand launch project for Pacific islands
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25 January 2018In Africa’s Great Lakes region, UNCTAD helps build peace through cross-border trade
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05 January 2018Developing countries should continue trade-easing reforms in wake of WTO deal
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 Meetings and Events

 
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25-29 Mar 2019Special Intensive Module 1 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesBasseterreSaint Kitts and Nevis
18-22 Mar 2019Special Intensive Module 1 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesGeorgetownGuyana
04-08 Mar 2019Special Intensive Module 1 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesRoseauDominica
18-22 Feb 2019Special Intensive Module 1 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesSt. George'sGrenada
04-08 Feb 2019Special Intensive Module 1 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesCastriesSaint Lucia
21-25 Jan 2019Understanding International Standards and Recommendations for Trade Facilitation; Measuring and Implementing Trade Facilitation- Module 1 and 2 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesSt. John'sAntigua and Barbuda
13 Dec 2018Ministerial Retreat on Trade Facilitation in the EACNairobiKenya
27-29 Nov 2018First African Forum for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesAddis AbabaEthiopia
26 Nov 2018Regional Training of Trainers Module of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for the National Trade Facilitation Committees of Cameroun, Gabon and São Tomé e PrincipeAddis AbabaEthiopia
26-30 Nov 2018Understanding International Standards and Recommendations for Trade Facilitation; Measuring and Implementing Trade Facilitation- Module 1 and 2 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesKingstownSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
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 Publications

 
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