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

 
SDG 13
20 November 2018Q&A: Shipping and the environment
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16 November 2018Experts seek sustainability solutions to freight transport
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15 October 2018Caribbean countries set to reduce trade hurdles
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03 October 2018Trade war threatens outlook for global shipping, warns new report
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03 August 2018UNCTAD's trade facilitation work boosted by new UK funding
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 Publications

 
JAMAICA: A case study EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (UNCTAD/DTL/TLB/2018/2 (Summary))
SAINT LUCIA: A case study - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (UNCTAD/DTL/TLB/2018/3 (Summary))
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 Meetings and Events

 
Featured Publication
RMT 2017 
Trade Facilitation 
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