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



COP 24
07 December 2018Risk to trade if ports not climate change proofed
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
RMT at 50
23 November 2018Special publication marks 50 years of UNCTAD work on shipping
Flag of Bolivia
21 November 2018Bolivian river port offers landlocked nation alternative route to sea
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 Meetings and Events

Featured Publication
RMT 2018 
Trade Facilitation 

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