UNESCAP Designing and Implementing Trade Facilitation

Author/Source: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Year of adopting/publication: updated version 2013

Link to the document on the internet: Available from the UNESCAP website

Purpose: To support the implementation of trade facilitation measures in Asia and the Pacific.

Summary: The publication provides operational guidance on how to assess the status of trade facilitation, what measures and reforms are necessary, how to design trade facilitation initiatives, how to implement them at national and regional levels, and which organizations can help.
It summarizes conceptual issues of trade facilitation and examines the status of trade facilitation in Asia and the Pacific, presents five key areas of trade facilitation, and provides practical steps towards developing and implementing a trade facilitation program.

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