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List of Press Releases - 2018-5

Georgia is among the top trade reformers in the region - UNECE study (03 May 2018)

With its lean institutional set-up and paperless trading environment, Georgia stands among the top trade reformers in the UNECE region. This is the main conclusion of the UNECE Study on regulatory and procedural barriers to trade in the country, presented today in Geneva. Today, it takes 30 minutes ...
UN/CEFACT wants to harness the potential of the Internet of Things to facilitate trade (27 April 2018)

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are ushering in a new era of efficiency in global trade using sensors and other connected devices. The United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) has recognized the need to study the use of IoT for trade facilitation and the ...
UNECE standards on digitalization to enhance efficiency in international transportation of goods by road (26 February 2018)

International standards and harmonized processes can boost trade by enabling countries and companies to cut costs and reduce bureaucracy. The digitalization of these standards brings additional efficiency gains, further multiplying the benefits of their use. UNECE has taken another step towards ...
UNECE launches Team of Specialists to support action for sustainable fisheries (31 January 2018)

Overfishing and illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing (IUU) accounts for one-fourth of the fish resources in the oceans and cost a staggering USD 23 billion. As a result, future fish stocks are at risk of depletion, ocean biodiversity is impacted and the economic security of legitimate fishery ...
UNECE supports modernization of seed-potato cultivation, quality control and certification in the Russian Federation and CIS (26 January 2018)

With the official opening of a modern in vitro laboratory for seed potato cultivation, quality control and virus elimination, at Shushari, near Sankt Petersburg, on 26 January, UNECE finalized a multiyear project financed by the Russian Federation that significantly raised the quality of seed ...