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List of Press Releases - 2015-7

UNECE supports trade facilitation in Central Asia (27 August 2015)

Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan are landlocked countries a long distance from the closest seaports, which creates special challenges for their participation in international trade. As a result, trade facilitation and the elimination of unnecessary procedural and regulatory barriers to trade ...
UNECE and IATA Strengthen Cooperation for Trade Facilitation Implementation (12 May 2015)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their support to developing countries seeking to implement the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation ...
Private Sector keen to support countries in implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (29 April 2015)

Private Sector representatives at the Global Facilitation Partnership meeting in Geneva last week stressed their willingness to support international organizations in assisting countries implement the recently concluded World Trade Organizations Trade Facilitation Agreement.  Speaking on ...
Use of United Nations Location Code can drastically reduce import/export costs (28 April 2015)

With more than 100,000 entries and a community of users from 249 countries, dependent territories and special areas, the United Nations Code for Trade and Transport Locations (UN/LOCODE) is a public good that helps reduce the cost of international trade. UN/LOCODE is used to identify ports, ...
UN Agencies Strengthen Cooperation for Trade Facilitation Implementation (22 April 2015)

Three key UN agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 22 April 2015 to strengthen their support for developing countries as they implement the World Trade Organization's Trade Facilitation Agreement (WTO TFA). Under the terms of the MoU, UNCTAD, the International Trade Centre (ITC) ...
The UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) approves a new Recommendation on consultation approaches in trade facilitation matters (18 February 2015)

A new UNECE Recommendation (No. 40) on consultation approaches in trade facilitation matters was approved on 16 February by the  UN/CEFACT Plenary at its 21th session.  Consultations will help governments and organizations prioritize agendas and communicate results which will build trust ...
Tajikistan to use UNECE recommendations for removing barriers to trade in its national development plan (18 February 2015)

Tajikistan will use UNECE recommendations for removing regulatory and procedural barriers to trade as a core part of its new development strategy. This strategy, which is currently being finalized by the government, will set out medium and long-term socio-economic development goals,   for the ...