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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 News

 
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06 September 2019Boosting trade facilitation, a leverage for Central Africa regional integration
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23 August 2019UNCTAD launches new training module on Monitoring and Evaluation for National Trade Facilitation Committees
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07 August 2019Shanghai tops ranking of world's best-connected ports
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07 August 2019Container ports: the fastest, the busiest, and the best connected
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17 July 2019Maritime connectivity: countries vie for positions
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 Publications

 
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
16-20 Mar 2020Special Intensive Module 2 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesRoseauDominica
20-24 Jan 2020Special Intensive Module 2 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesCastriesSaint Lucia
18-22 Nov 2019Training skills for a sustainable national trade facilitation committee – Special Intensive Module 2 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesSt. John'sAntigua and Barbuda
12-15 Nov 2019Training of Trainers Module of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees in ZambiaLusakaZambia
05-07 Nov 2019UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Transit CoordinatorsJohannesburgSouth Africa
30 Oct 2019Launch of the Review of Maritime Transport 2019
16-18 Oct 2019Training of Trainers Module of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees in MalawiLilongwe/BlantyreMalawi
23-26 Sep 2019Training of Trainers Module of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees in NamibiaWindhoekNamibia
19 Sep 2019Making Trade Facilitation Happen Through Public-Private Partnerships – The Role of National Trade Facilitation CommitteesNew DelhiIndia
17-19 Sep 2019Monitoring and Evaluating Tools to support Eswatini’s National Trade Facilitation Action Plan – Special Module of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesMbabaneEswatini
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Featured Publication
RMT 2018 
Trade Facilitation 
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