Border Crossing Facilitation
UNECE guides the process of harmonizing and simplifying border crossing procedures for the various modes of inland transport.
The Working Party on Customs Questions affecting Transport (WP.30) is an inter-governmental forum dealing with activities of a policy, legal, administrative, documentary, technical, economic and environmental nature. In particular, the Working Party prepares, reviews, modifies and administers a large number of United Nations conventions and agreements in the field of border crossing facilitation. More...
29 November 2016
Turkmenistan accedes to the Harmonization Convention, 1982
25 October 2016
TIRExB: call for candidates
10 October 2016
Entry into force of Amendments to Annexes 2, 6 and 7
27 July 2016
eTIR: Towards Paperless Cross-border Trade
18 July 2016
Accession of China to the TIR Convention, 1975
This leaflet, prepared by the Sustainable Transport Division of the UNECE in cooperation with the International Road Transport Union (IRU), highlights the importance and potential benefits to Contracting Parties of the Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets and the International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of Goods.
This publication presents the broad spectrum of UN Conventions relevant for border crossing facilitation and of which the UNECE Inland Transport Committee is the custodian, as well as other activities and tools that can make international movement of cargo and people efficient and thus improve access to markets and opportunities at global, regional and sub-regional scales
The OSCE-UNECE Handbook of Best Practices at Border Crossings – A Trade and Transport Facilitation Perspective offers a unique opportunity for countries both in and beyond the OSCE/UNECE region to develop border and customs policies that increase security and more efficiently facilitate international trade and transport.