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UN/CEFACT
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National Trade Facilitation Bodies / Committees

 

Trade facilitation involves the simplification, standardization and harmonization of procedures and associated information flows required to move goods from seller to buyer and to make payment. As this encompasses both commercial and regulatory processes, it should be approached on a partnership basis between governments and trade in order to ensure that practical and implementable solutions are developed. UN/CEFACT Recommendation Number 4 addresses this issue by suggesting that Governments establish and support national trade facilitation bodies or committees with balanced private and public sector participation in order to:

  • Identify issues affecting the cost and efficiency of their country's international trade;
  • Develop measures to reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of international trade;
  • Assist in the implementation of those measures;
  • Provide a national focal point for the collection and dissemination of information on best practices in international trade facilitation; and
  • Participate in international efforts to improve trade facilitation and efficiency.

There are over sixty such trade facilitation bodies and committees established worldwide, details of which are listed below:

Background documents:

Recommendation No.4: National Trade Facilitation Bodies (ECE/TRADE/242), Second Edition, UN/CEFACT, Geneva, October 2001.

Creating an efficient environment for trade and transport: Guidelines to Recommendation No.4 on National Trade Facilitation Bodies, (ECE/TRADE/256), UN/CEFACT, Geneva, March 2000.

Multi-Agency Working Groups on Trade Facilitation (TFWG)

In addition to national trade and transport facilitation bodies which have been set up in many countries, there exist also other forms of a dialogue on trade facilitation issues. Thus, in the framework of the WTO negotiations on trade facilitation, the issue of agency coordination and consultation has come back to the forefront of country's preoccupations. Multi-agency or sectoral working groups, task forces or committees can provide the required expertise and technical backstopping during the negotiations and provide a platform for dialogue with private sector. UNCTAD and UNECE are developing a repository on national experiences with setting up and sustaining an institutional coordinating mechanism. The objective is to share experiences of such trade facilitation working groups (TFWG) and identify common challenges and solutions to these challenges. The received information can be consulted at the relevant pages of the UNECE and of the UNCTAD websites, respectively.

UNECE TFWG Repository        UNCTAD TFWG Repository

 

List of National Trade Facilitation Bodies / Committees

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Austria  AUSTRIAPRO
c/o Austrian Federal Economic Chamber
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 63
A-1045 VIENNA
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+43 590 900 4487
+43 590 900 244
e-mail:
website:
austriapro@wko.at
http://www.austriapro.at
Contact person(s):
Mr. Christian Humer
Chief Standardization Officer
Tel.N°:
+43 664 502 9397
e-mail:
huemer@big.tuwien.ac.at
Mr. Christian Boser
Project Officer
Tel.N°:
+43 590 900 4468
e-mail:
christianboser@wko.at
Bosnia and Herzegovina SECI BIHPRO Office
Branislava Djurdjeva 10
71000 SARAJEVO  
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+387 33 566 170
+387 33 663 635
e-mail:
website:
seci-bih@internet.ba
http://www.secipro.net
Contact person:
Zijad Sinanovic
Secretary General
 
 
Brazil SIMPRO-BRAZIL
Rua Tonelero, 356/901
RIO DE JANEIRO
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+55 21 2255 8500
+55 21 2255 8500
 
Contact person:
Raul Colcher
Chairman
Mobile:
+55 21 8620 8500
e-mail:
rcolcher@alternex.com.br
Bulgaria BULPRO
c/o Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2 Iskar Str.,
1058 SOFIA,

Contact Person:
Mr. Krasimir Dachev
BULPRO Chairman
Tel. N°:

Fax N°:
+359 2 811 7489
+359 2 811 7465
+359 2 987 3209
e-mail:
website:
dachev@bcci.bg
http://www.bcci.bg/mact/bulpro/
China,
Taiwan Province of 
TRADE-VAN INFORMATION SERVICE CO.
19-13, Sanchung Road, 6Fl.
R. O. C.
(Nankang Software Park)
TAIPEI  
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+886 2 3789 5556
+886 2 3789 5688
e-mail:


website:
tn.lin@tradevan.com.tw
peter.wei@tradevan.com.tw

http://www.tradevan.com.tw
Contact person:
Alicia Say
Manager, Business Development and Marketing Department
Tel. N°:
+886 2 3789 5762
e-mail:
alicia.say@tradevan.com.tw
Croatia CROATIAPRO
Croatian Chamber of Economy
Rooseveltov Trg 2
HR-10000 ZAGREB  
Tel. N°:

Fax N°:
+385 1 4561 555
+385 1 4561 572
+385 1 4561 540
e-mail:
website:
ssubotic@hgk.hr
http://www.secipro.net  
Contact person:
Saša Subotic
President CroatiaPRO
 
 
Czech Republic FITPRO
Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic
Freyova 27
CZ-190 00 PRAHA 9

Contact person:
Marie Najmanova
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+420 266 721377
+420 266 721694
e-mail:
website:
fitpro@komora.cz
http://www.komora.cz  
Denmark Danish Standards Foundation
Kollegievej 6
DK-2920 CHARLOTTENLUND
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+45 39 966 101
+45 39 966 102
e-mail:
website:
dansk.standard@ds.dk
http://www.ds.dk
Finland FINSIPRO
Finnish Committee for Simplification of Trade Procedures
Salomonkatu 17 A, 10th floor
00100 HELSINKI

Contact person:
Jari Salo
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+358 9 4763 0303
+358 9 4763 0399
e-mail:

website:
jari.salo@tieke.fi

http://www.tieke.fi/in_english
/_ebusiness/finsipro_workgroup/
France ODASCE
(Office de Développement par l'Automatisation et la Simplication du Commerce Extérieur)
79 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
75009 PARIS

Contact Person(s):
Michèle Petitgenet
Evelyne Irigaray
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+33 1 55 34 7682
+33 1 55 34 3820
e-mail:

website:
odasce@wwanadoo.fr

http://www.odasce.asso.fr/
Site_Odasce/accueil.htm
Hungary HUNPRO
c/o Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kossuth L. tér 6-8
1055 BUDAPEST
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+36 1 474 5100
+36 1 474 5105
e-mail:


website:
mkik@mkik.hu
intdept@mkik.hu

http://www.mkik.hu
Contact person(s)
Mr. Péter Dunai
Secretary General

Mrs. Mária Tényiné Stark
Director for International Affairs
 
 
Iceland ICEPRO
Kringlunni 7
103 REYKJAVIK
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+354 510 7100
+354 568 6564
e-mail:
website:
icepro@icepro.is
http://www.icepro.is
India INDPRO
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21
Qutab Institutional Area
110016 NEW DELHI

Contact Person:
Dr. L.D. Mago
Registrar
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+91 11 2685 7908
+91 11 2685 3956
e-mail:
website:
ldmago@iift.ac.in
www.iift.edu
Iran, Republic of Iran Centre for eCommerce Development
Building N°. 240, Keshavarz Boulevard
North Kargar Street
TEHRAN
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+98 21 6692 4623
+98 21 6692 6326
e-mail:
website:
jmahmoodi@ecommerce.gov.ir
www.eCommerce.gov.ir
Contact person:
Mr. Jafar Mahmoodi
President - Iran Centre for eCommerce Development
 
 
Italy SEMPRO ITALIA
Ministero Sviluppo Economico
D.G. per le Politiche di Internazionalizzazione e la Promozione degli Scambi
Div. II
Viale Boston 25
00144 ROMA

Contact Person:
Matteo Mariani
Tel. N°:
+39 6 5993 2467
e-mail:

website:
matteo.mariani@
sviluppoeconomico.gov.it


http://www.mincomes.it
Japan

JASTPRO
Japan Association for Simplification of International Trade Procedures
Yaesu N°. 5 Nagaoka Bldg.,
2-29-11 Hatchobori Chuoku
TOKYO 104-0032

Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+81 3 3555 6031
+81 3 3555 6032
website:
http://www.jastpro.org

Contact person:
Kazumi Hirai
Director, JASTPRO

Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
 
e-mail:
k-hirai@jastpro.or.jp
Korea, Republic of National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA)
NIPA Bldg., 79-2, Garakbon-dong
Songpa-gu
SEOUL, 138-711
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+82 2 2141 5437
+82 2 2141 5439
e-mail:
website:
sjkim1@nipa.kr
http://www.nipa.kr
Contact Person:
Seongjin Kim
Manager, Green IT Team
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+82 2 2141 5437
+82 2 2141 5439
e-mail:
sjkim1@nipa.kr
Malta Malta Enterprise
Enterprise Centre, Industrial Estate
SAN GWANN SGN 3000

Contact Person:
Executive Chairman
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+356 2542 0000
+356 2542 3401
e-mail:
website:
info@maltaenterprise.com
http://www.maltaenterprise.com
Mongolia Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MONPRO)
Room 402, MNCCI Building, Mahatma Gandhi Str.,,
Khan-Uul District,
ULAANBAATAR
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+976 11 327 176
+976 11 324 620 
e-mail:
website:
tsevelsaikhan@mongolchamber.mn
www.mongolchamber.mn
Contact Person:
Ms. Tsevelsaikhan
Senior Officer of Barcode and Logistics Division
Tel. N°:
Mobile N°:
+976 11 313 411
+976 9901 9141
e-mail
tsevelsaikhan@mongolchamber.mn
Netherlands ECP-EPN
Overgoo 13
P.O. Box 262
NL-2260 AG LEIDSCHENDAM
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+31 70 419 0309
+31 70 419 0650
e-mail:
website:
arie-van.bellen@ecp.nl 
http://www.ecp-epn.nl
Norway NorStella
Foundation for e-Business and Trade Procedures
Ibsenkvartalet
C.J. Hambro’s Plass 2c
N-0164 OSLO

Contact Person:
Arild Haraldsen, CEO Norstella
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+47 22 99 60 00
+47 22 99 60 10
e-mail:
website:
norstella@norstella.no
http://www.norstella.no
Pakistan National Trade and Transport Facilitation Committee (NTTFC)
First Floor, Azeem Avenue
2c Lane 13, Bukhari Commercial Area
Khayaban-e-Shujaat, Phase VI, DHA
KARACHI 75500
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+92 21 3524 25689
+92 21 3524 2570
e-mail:
website:
nttfc@cyber.net.pk
www.nttfc.org/ 
Contact Person:
Javaid Mansoor
Executive Secretary, NTTFC
Tel / Fax N°:
+92 21 35242570
e-mail:
j.mansoor@nttfc.org
Philippines Bureau of Export Trade Promotion
Department of Trade and Industry
DTI Building, 357 Gil Puyat Avenue
MAKATI CITY, 1200
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+632 840 4660
+632 890 4721
e-mail:

website:
betpwilm@dti.gov.ph

tradelinephi.dti.gov.ph
www.itrc.dti.gov.ph
Contact Person(s):
Michael Dodjie R. Fabian
Wilhelmina DP. Lopez  
 
e-mail:
wilm_lopez@yahoo.com
Republic of Moldova MOLDPRO and TFC
(Moldovan Chamber of Commerce and Industry)
Stephan cel Mare Blvd., 151
CHISINAU
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+373 22 245 148
+373 22 234 425
e-mail:
website:
sergiuh@chamber.md
http://www.chamber.md
Contact person(s):
Cucu Gheorghe
President, MOLDPRO

Harea Sergiu
Executive Director, MOLDPRO
 
 
Serbia SERBPro Committee / TTFSE
Serbian Chamber of Commerce
Resavska 13-15 street
11000 BELGRADE
Tel. N°:


Fax N°:
+381 11 3300 938
+381 11 3248 109

+381 11 3248 060
website:
http://www.pks.rs
Contact Person(s):
Dusan Mladenovic, President
Marica Vidanovic, General Secretary
Jelena Jovanovic, TTFSE Web Coordinator
 
e-mail:

dusan.mladenovic@pks.rs
marica.vidanovic@pks.rs
jelena.jovanovic@pks.rs
Spain SIMPROESPANA
Calle Diego de Leon 50
E-28006 MADRID
Tel. N°:

Fax N°:
+34 91 566 3400
+34 609 00 800
+34 91 411 1982
e-mail:
manuel_pereira_ramos@hotmail.com
cmaurin@ceoe.es
Sweden SWEPRO
Swedish Trade Procedures Council
Kommerskollegium
P.O. Box 6803
S-113 86 STOCKHOLM
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+46 8 690 48 00
+46 8 690 48 50
e-mail:
website:
swepro-sekretariatet@kommers.se
www.swepro.org
www.kommers.se
United Kingdom SITPRO Ltd.
1st Floor, Kingsgate House
66-74 Victoria Street
LONDON SW1E 6SW
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+44 20 7215 8150
+44 20 7215 4242
e-mail:
website:
info@sitpro.org.uk
http://www.sitpro.org.uk
Contact Person:
Malcolm McKinnon
Chief Executive, SITPRO
 
 
Vietnam VnECPRO
VietNam Center for Trade Facilitation and E-business
19/41 Truong Chinh Street
HANOI

Contact Person:
Le Thi Nhu Xuan 
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+84 904 153 190
+84 43 869 3824
e-mail:
website:
vnecpro@yahoo.com
www.vnecpro.net
VnPRO
VietNam Center for trade facilitation and E-business
8 Hoang Quoc Viet Street
HANOI
Tel. N°:
Fax N°:
+84 43 943 8058
+84 43 943 9733
e-mail:

website:
lnhxuan@yahoo.com
vnces-infor@most.gov.vn
http://www.vnecpro.org.vn