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

 
10 June 2020COVID-19: UN calls on governments to help landlocked neighbours
10 June 2020Keep ships moving, ports open and trade flowing, urge UN entities
28 May 2020UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19
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05 May 2020National trade facilitation committees lead reforms, respond to COVID-19
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27 April 2020Ten-point plan to bolster global transport, ease trade during COVID-19
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20 April 2020UK provides £1.4 million more for trade facilitation initiatives
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25 March 2020Coronavirus: Let's keep ships moving, ports open and cross-border trade flowing
19 March 2020UNCTAD helps make trade cheaper and faster in Paraguay
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16 March 2020Rethinking maritime businesses for the digital age: the evolving role of ship agents
03 March 2020New project seeks to ease trade across central Africa
 

 Publications

 
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 Meetings and Events

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
27-28 Oct 2020Multi-year Expert Meeting on Transport, Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation, eighth sessionGenevaSwitzerland
27 Apr 2020Trade Facilitation and Expedited Shipments. Lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis (10:30-12:00 CEST; https://eweek2020.unctad.org/meetings/1157299 )UNCTAD
21-24 Apr 2020Training of Trainers Module of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees in LesothoMaseruLesotho
20-24 Apr 2020Special Intensive Module 2 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesBelmopanBelize
24-27 Mar 2020Monitoring and Evaluating Tools to support Lesotho’s National Trade Facilitation Roadmap– A Special Module 3 of the UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesMaseruLesotho
10-13 Mar 2020Training Workshop – Module 2, UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation Committees/ Workshop De Formação – Modulo 2, Programa de Capacitação da CNUCED para os Comités Nacionais de Facilitação do Comércio LuandaAngola
09-12 Mar 2020Module 1 du Programme de renforcement des capacités du Comité national de la facilitation des échanges de la République du Congo – CNUCED / CEEAC / BADBrazzavilleCongo
03-06 Mar 2020Lancement du Programme Régional de Renforcement des Capacités du Comité National sur la Facilitation des Echanges de la République Démocratique du Congo – CNUCED / CEEAC / BADKinshasaDemocratic Republic of the Congo
17-21 Feb 2020Special Intensive Module 2 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesSaint George'sGrenada
17-21 Feb 2020Special Intensive Module 2 of UNCTAD Empowerment Programme for National Trade Facilitation CommitteesKingstownSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
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Featured Publication
RMT 2019 
Trade Facilitation 
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