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2014
Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade in the Republic of Tajikistan: Needs Assessment (ECE/TRADE/410) (November 2014)

The continuous reductions in tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade and the rise of global supply chains have further increased the importance of trade as an engine of growth, creating  ...
Reference to Standards - ECE/TRADE/418 (August 2014)

This bilingual (English/Russian) publication  (ECE/TRADE/418) presents the results of the International Conference on “Standards and Regulatory Systems”, held in Geneva on 19 November 2013 and organized by UNECE in cooperation  ...
Recommendation 35 - ECE/TRADE/401 (January 2014)

UN/CEFACT Recommendation 35: Establishing a Legal Framework for an International Trade Single Window .... Among the first tasks in establishing a Single Window facility in a country is a timely and  ...
Recommendation 34 - ECE/TRADE/400 (January 2014)

UN/CEFACT Recommendation 34: Data Simplification and Standardizationfor International Trade ..... Recommendation Number 34 (ECE/TRADE/400) was developed in response to a particular set of requests from Single Window implementers who were faced with  ...
Aid for Trade - ECE/TRADE/415 (January 2014)

This brochure (ECE/TRADE/415) provides information about the resources available, free of charge, from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) that can be used to support Aid-for-Trade projects. The  ...
Assessing regulatory and procedural measures in trade: An Evaluation Methodology (ECE/TRADE/409) (January 2014)

Assessing regulatory and procedural measures in trade: An Evaluation Methodology (ECE/TRADE/409) ......The Committee on Trade (CT) is a multilateral platform that brings representatives of governments from the 56 member States  ...
2013
Information Leaflet (December 2013)

Agricultural Quality Standards for Trade: Setting minimum requirements for fresh fruit and vegetables, dry and dried fruit, meat and seed potatoes (ECE/TRADE/397)
Trends for collaboration in international trade: building a common Single Window Environment (ECE/TRADE/411) (November 2013)

This paper analyses the role of inter-organization collaboration platforms in global trade. It argues that the interoperability among different inter-organization information exchange systems in global supply chains will be the  ...
Brochure: Whole Dried Chilli Peppers (ECE/TRADE/408)  (November 2013)

Commercial quality standards for agricultural produce are developed and approved by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe through its Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards. These international standards facilitate  ...
Proceedings of the Conference: Connecting International Trade: Single Windows and Supply Chains in the Next Decade (November 2013)

The UNECE Secretariat, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Africa, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific and  ...
Single Window Planning and Implementation Guide (ECE/TRADE/404) (October 2013)

...The Single Window Planning and Implementation Guide contains managerial guidelines for policy managers, policymakers and those who are tasked to plan and manage the information technology-enabled Single Window development projects  ...
Brochure: Chilli Peppers (ECE/TRADE/406) (July 2013)

Commercial quality standards for agricultural produce are developed and approved by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe through its Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards. These international standards facilitate  ...
Brochure: Pineapples (ECE/TRADE/398) (July 2013)

Commercial quality standards for agricultural produce are developed and approved by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe through its Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards. These international standards facilitate  ...
Overcoming Trade Barriers in the Republic of Kazakhstan (July 2013)

Click on the image to download the English version Click on the image to download the Russian version Independent evaluation in 2014 PDF
2012
Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade in Belarus (December 2012)

Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade in Belarus Needs Assessment (ECE/TRADE/403) This study presents the findings of the first UNECE trade-needs-assessment study, which was carried out in the Republic of Belarus  ...
Risk Management in Regulatory Frameworks: Towards a Better Management of Risks (November 2012)

This publication guides policymakers in the design of regulatory systems that result in an efficient, effective and transparent management of risks. Recent years have been marked by many catastrophic events both  ...
Trade Facilitation Terms: An English-Russian Glossary (June 2012)

in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Download as .pdf Symbol No. ECE/TRADE/377/Rev.1     Sales # B.12.II.E.12     ISBN 978-92-1-117055-9   eISBN 978-92-1-055244-8more details: trade@unece.org
Mobile Business (ECE/TRADE/399) (March 2012)

Developing Guiding Principles, measures and good practice for the adoption, implementation and operation of Mobile Business (mBusiness) to facilitate international trade. The description of mBusiness in this publication is an attempt  ...
Recommendations: ECE/TRADE/379 (January 2012)

Sixteen UNECE recommendations have been adopted by the Working Party since 1970 to address standardization and regulatory issues. They set out good practice regarding Regulatory cooperation, Metrology, Standards and Norms,  ...
2011
A Common Regulatory Framework for Equipment Used in Environments with an Explosive Atmosphere: ECE/TRADE/391 (December 2011)

The UNECE Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP. 6) has worked in close cooperation with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the IEC System for Certification to  ...
UNNExT Guide for the Design of Aligned Trade Forms for Paperless Trade (December 2011)

The basic instruments for transmitting information in international trade are aligned trade documents based on internationally accepted standards and best practices. These play an important role in the efficiency and  ...
Glossary of Market Surveillance Terms (October 2011)

This trilingual Glossary sets out to provide a comprehensive list of terms used in legislative practice related to market surveillance in English, French and Russian. Le présent glossaire trilingue s'attache à  ...
Single Window Implementation Framework (August 2011)

ADVANCE COPY Preface of the UNECE Secretariat A Single Window is a one-stop to exchange information between traders and government agencies. It greatly reduces the complexity, time and costs involved  ...
2010
Trade Facilitation – The Challenges for Growth and Development  (December 2010)

Symbol No. ECE/TRADE/299     Sales # E.03.II.E.10     ISBN 92-1-116824-4 – US$ 30     more details: trade@unece.org
International Standardization of Fruit and Vegetables - Colour Gauge for Walnut Kernels (December 2010)

ECE/TRADE/316/Rev.1
Brochures of WP7  (February 2010)

The Explanatory Brochure on the Standard for Sweet Peppers has been developed to harmonize the interpretation of the Standard, thereby facilitating international as well as national trade. It addresses producers  ...
A Common Regulatory Language for Trade Development: ECE/TRADE/375 (February 2010)

The publication examines changes in the regulatory landscape in the member States of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), including the recent trend towards “better regulation”, i.e. regulations  ...
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables - Standards (January 2010)

The standards are published in the three official languages of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Should any discrepancies be found between the language versions or  ...
Dry and Dried Produce - Standards (January 2010)

Product DDP Published/Last revised ENGLISH FRENCH Russian Other language  ...
Dry and Dried Produce - Recommendations (January 2010)

Product DDP Published/Last revised ENGLISH FRENCH Russian Other language OECD brochure  ...
Seed Potatoes (January 2010)

Product No. Published/Last revised ENG FRE RUS  ...
Eggs  (January 2010)

Product No. Published/Last revised ENG FRE RUS Edible hen eggs-in-shell 01 2010 PDF  DOC  ...
2009
What UNECE does for you - UNECE works for better and convergent regulations (December 2009)

A brochure providing an introduction to the activities of the Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP.6) To Download     English,   French and Russian
Draft UN/CEFACT procedure for ODP and directory announcements on the UN/CEFACT Website Version 0.4 (December 2009)

Draft UN/CEFACT procedure for ODP and directory announcementson the UN/CEACT Website. Version 0.4 Download Draft
Turkey Meat - Carcases and Parts  (December 2009)

The UNECE standard for Turkey Meat - Carcases and Parts offers for the first time internationally agreed specifications written in a consistent, detailed and accurate manner using anatomical  ...
"Norms and Standards and Practices for Trade Facilitation and International Business"  (December 2009)

"Norms and Standards and Practices for Trade Facilitation and International Business" offers you an overview of all the recommendations, norms and standards developed by the United Nation Economic  ...
UNECE Standard on the marketing and commercial quality control of Sweet Peppers (November 2009)

Commercial quality standards for agricultural produce are developed and approved by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe through its Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards. These international  ...
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables - Recommendations (January 2009)

Product FFV Published/Last revised ENGLISH FRENCH Russian Other language  ...
Meat  (January 2009)

Product No. Published/ Last revised ENG FRE RUS Bovine meat - carcases and cuts ECE/TRADE/326 2004 PDF PDF  ...
2008
ECE/TRADE/351 Paperless Trade in International Supply Chains: Enhancing Efficiency and Security  (December 2008)

This volume brings together presentations and background papers from some of the speakers and participants of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Third Executive Forum that took place  ...
Trade Facilitation Terms: An English-Russian Glossary (December 2008)

in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation Symbol No. ECE/TRADE/377     Sales # E/R.08.II.E.12     ISBN 978-92-1-016371-2 – US$ 55     more details: trade@unece.org
Porcine Meat - Carcases and Cuts (December 2008)

The UNECE standard for Porcine Meat - Carcases and Cuts offers for the first time internationally agreed specifications written in a consistent, detailed and accurate manner using anatomical  ...
A Primer for Trade Finance in Transition Economies (December 2008)

Symbol No. ECE/TRADE/361     Sales # E.06.II.E.6     ISBN 13:978-92-1-116940-9     US$ 10 - E,F,R     more details: trade@unece.org 
Llama/Alpaca Meat - Carcases and Cuts (November 2008)

The UNECE standard for Llama/Alpaca Meat - Carcases and Cuts offers for the first time internationally agreed specifications written in a consistent, detailed and accurate manner using anatomical  ...
2007
Chicken Meat - Carcases and Parts  (December 2007)

The UNECE standard for Chicken Meat - Carcases and Parts offers for the first time internationally agreed specifications written in a consistent, detailed and accurate manner using anatomical  ...
Ovine Meat - Carcases and Cuts (November 2007)

The UNECE standard for Ovine Meat - Carcases and Cuts offers for the first time internationally agreed specifications written in a consistent, detailed and accurate manner using anatomical  ...
2006
ECE/TRADE/371 A Roadmap towards Paperless Trade  (December 2006)

This publication is part of a project financed under the Fourth Tranche of the United Nations Development Account. The project, entitled "Interregional partnership for promoting trade as an engine of  ...
Trade and Investment Guides N°. 9: Building Trade Partnerships in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia (December 2006)

This publication intends to review the results of trade integration in the region of the EECCA. In particular, it provides a historical background about the unfolding of the  ...
Competing in a Changing Europe - Opportunities and Chanllenges for Trade and Enterprise Development in a Changing Europe (November 2006)

Symbol No. ECE/TRADE/342     Sales # E.06.II.E.10     ISBN 978-92-1-116944-7 – US$ 25      more details: trade@unece.org
2005
ECE/TRADE/352 Recommendation and Guidelines on establishing a Single Window (December 2005)

Recommends the establishment of a "Single Window", whereby trade-related information need only be submitted once to fulfil all import, export and transit-related regulatory requirements. The publication also  ...
ECE/TRADE/362 Trade Data Elements Directory UNTDED 2005 (December 2005)

Contains the standard data elements that can be used with any method for data interchange on paper documents as well as with other means of data communication. They  ...
ECE/TRADE/329 Trade Facilitation Toolkit and Forms Repository  (December 2005)

The Trade Facilitation Toolkit and Forms Repository assist Governments and trade associations to simplify their documentary requirements and develop consistent national series of trade documents.  ...
2004
ECE/TRADE/354 Trade Facilitation: Sharing the Gains of Globalization in the New Security Environment (December 2004)

This publication, based on two previous UNECE publications (ECE/Trade/330 and ECE/Trade/299), offers to the Russian-speaking audience, a review of main current trade facilitation issues, such as promoting  ...
Bovine Meat - Carcases and Cuts (December 2004)

The UNECE standard for Bovine Meat - Carcases and Cuts offers for the first time internationally agreed specifications written in a consistent, detailed and accurate manner using anatomical  ...
Sharing the Gains of Globalization in the New Security Environment - The Challenges to Trade Facilitation (January 2004)

Symbol No. ECE/TRADE/330     Sales # E.04.II.E.3     ISBN 92-1-116889-9 – US$ 45 – E     more details: trade@unece.org 
2003
Sharing the Gains of Globalization in the New Security Environment  (December 2003)

Trade Facilitation (December 2003)

ECE/TRADE/299: Trade Facilitation: The Challenges for Growth and Development [pdf format -- 344 pages]
TRADE/2003/21 Income Distribution Impact of Trade Facilitation in Developing Countries – Background Document for the International Forum on Trade Facilitation.  (December 2003)

Addresses the income distribution impact of trade facilitation in developing countries. The matter is considered from a general perspective, drawing on economic analysis and practical experience to  ...
ECE/TRADE/299 The Challenges for Growth and Development  (December 2003)

Consists of papers prepared for the International Forum on Trade Facilitation in May 2002. It includes contributions from organizations and businesses around the world, with an interest in  ...
ECE/TRADE/317 Beyond Enlargement: Trade, Business and Investment in a Changing Europe  (December 2003)

Based on the presentations and contributions to the Workshop on Trade, Business and Investment in a Wider Europe on 7 April 2003 and also documents and papers relating  ...
ECE/TRADE/320 Strategic Action Plan For Trade Development 2003-2005  (December 2003)

Outlines the key activities that will be undertaken in the UNECE’s traditional areas of standards development and maintenance, and new and strengthened activities in areas such as implementing  ...
ECE/TRADE/330 Sharing the Gains of Globalization in the New Security Environment The Challenges to Trade Facilitation (December 2003)

Contains contributions from representatives of UNECE, EU, WTO, WCO and the World Bank among others. The aim is to deal with the questions of how best to ensure  ...
Trading into the Future: E-Services for Trade, Investment and Enterprise  (December 2003)

Symbol No. ECE/TRADE/286     Sales # E.02.II.E.3     ISBN 92-1-116800-7 – US$ 25     more details: trade@unece.org 
Beyond Enlargement (April 2003)

ECE/TRADE/317: Beyond Enlargement: Trade, Business and Investment in a Changing Europe (174 pages)
The Accession of Central European Countries to the European Union (February 2003)

Beyond Enlargement: Trade, Business and Investment in a Changing Europe  (January 2003)

Symbol No. ECE/TRADE/317     Sales # E.03.II.E.55     ISBN 92-1-016358-3 – US$ 15     more details: trade@unece.org 
2002
ECE/TRADE/270 United Nations Layout Key for Trade Documents - Guidelines for Application  (December 2002)

Intended to offer a useful aid to all parties engaged in the creation and preparation of trade documents with the aim of continuing to reduce the cost and  ...
ECE/TRADE/279 Compendium of Trade Facilitation Recommendations  (December 2002)

Intended to be used as a reference by those engaged in simplifying, harmonizing and rationalizing trade procedures and practices. It is also useful for industry, commerce, transport, administrations  ...
ECE/TRADE/289 An introduction to the Basic Concepts and Benefits  (December 2002)

Explains what is meant by the term “Trade Facilitation”. It also briefly outlines the benefits both to governments and to the business community in terms of increased economic  ...
ECE/TRADE/286 Trading into the Future: E-services for Trade, Investment and Enterprise  (December 2002)

Presents the opportunities offered by the e-services sector and the policy issues that need to be addressed in order to create a viable enabling environment to support the  ...
TRADE/2002/23 Landlocked Countries: Opportunities, Challenges, Recommendations  (December 2002)

Attempts to describe briefly the most common and most severe challenges that landlocked countries face. It examines the transit issues and the legal and institutional framework and outlines  ...
Trade and Investment Guides N°. 8: Market Surveillance in the UNECE Region  (October 2002)

Download as .pdf This publication has been developed under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for  ...
2001
ECE/TRADE/271 Facilitation Measures related to International Trade Procedures  (December 2001)

Provides a comprehensive set of recommendations regarding international best practices and standards for the facilitation and harmonisation of trade transactions, from initial commercial documents to payment measures,  ...
Trade and Investment Guides N°. 7: Trade Finance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in CIS Countries (October 2001)

This publication draws on the deliberations of the Workshop on “Practical Aspects of Trade Finance in CIS Countries with Special Reference to Problems Encountered by Small and Medium- Sized Enterprises”  ...
Trade and Investment Guides N°. 6: Services in Transition Economies (June 2001)

This publication summarizes the proceedings of the "Round Table on Services in Transition Economies", which was held on 13 June 2001 in Geneva, Switzerland  ...
2000
Internet Infrastructure Development in Transition Economies (December 2000)

Symbol No. ECE/TRADE/255     more details: trade@unece.org
ECE/TRADE/254 Simplification.com Electronic Business and the Simplification of Administration (December 2000)

Explains what is meant by electronic commerce and addresses the issue of the convergence of business and technology and the work of the UN/CEFACT towards electronic business. It  ...
Trade and Investment Guides N°. 5: Eliminating Obstacles to Efficient Trade Finance in Transition Economies: Practical Aspects (May 2000)

This publication summarizes the proceedings of the Seminar, which was held on 4 and 5 May 2000 in Riga, Lativa  ...
1999
Trade and Investment Guides N°. 4: The Polish experience of transition: Accomplishments and problems (June 1999)

This publication summarizes the proceedings of the Round Table, which was held on 7 June 1999 in Geneva, Switzerland  ...
1998
Trade and Investment Guides N°. 2: Standards and Regulations in International Trade (June 1998)

This publication summarizes the proceedings from the Round Table on "Standards, Norms and Regulations and their Impact on International Trade" organized in conjunction with the second session of  ...
1997
Trade and Investment Guides N°. 3: Promoting Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS (December 1997)

The purpose of this series of trade and investment guides is to assist economies in transition, as well as economic actors in other countries, to become familiar with  ...
Trade and Investment Guides N°. 1: Trade Finance in Transition Economies - practical ways to support exports and imports (November 1997)

This publication summarizes the proceedings of the Workshop on Trade Finance in Transition Economies, which was held on 27 and 28 November 1997 in Geneva, Switzerland  ...
1994
Cut flowers  (January 1994)

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