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Remote Pacific islands need trade to survive, celebrate 15 years of automated customs
20 Dec 2016
Meeting with other customs officials in a UN meeting room on a frosty European winter's day, Ben Malas is a long way from his home in Vanuatu, a tropical archipelago of 83 Pacific Ocean islands strung out across an area the size of France.
UNCTAD eyes an agricultural future for successful customs automation
16 Sep 2016
Trade in agricultural commodities is the next frontier for UNCTAD's ASYCUDA program, which reduces bureaucracy, corruption, and trade delays in as many as 93 developing countries by automating customs procedures.
The Islamic Republic of Iran and UNCTAD agreed on furthering cooperation in the area of trade-related issues including WTO accession
28 Feb 2016
At the invitation of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, Mr. Joakim Reiter, Deputy Secretary General of UNCTAD, undertook an advisory mission to Tehran on 27 February 2016. The purpose of the visit was to discuss possible technical assistance and capacity building that UNCTAD could provide in the context of Iran’s trade-related reforms in particular accession to the WTO.