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



RMT 2019
30 October 2019Global maritime trade suffers as US-China trade tensions and uncertainty take toll
Goal 15
23 October 2019New global roadmap of action to guide the future of mobility
06 September 2019Boosting trade facilitation, a leverage for Central Africa regional integration
23 August 2019UNCTAD launches new training module on Monitoring and Evaluation for National Trade Facilitation Committees
07 August 2019Shanghai tops ranking of world's best-connected ports
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