• English

Meetings & Events


{{filtered.length}} / {{meetings.length}}
{{ search | json }}
{{ search.area | json }}
{{ search.year | json }}
{{ search.$ | json }}

List of Meetings and Events on {{selectedDate | date:'fullDate'}}

List of meetings for {{search.year}}

List of Meetings and Events - All


Implementing Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade for Sustainable Growth

12 July 2017

Geneva, Switzerland

How can trade facilitation best support sustainable growth in developing countries? Taking into account the results of the second Global Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation, representatives from the five UN Regional Commissions (UNRCs) will present approaches, success stories, challenges and lessons learned.

The event will illustrate the development impact of trade facilitation interventions by the UNRCs in areas such as streamlining border clearance procedures; creating synergies between trade facilitation and quality control; reducing transaction costs; implementing international standards for paperless trade and other innovative trade facilitation approaches.

Click here to download Leaflet

For more information on the Second Global Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation, please click here.

Moderator:  Andrey Vasilyev, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

  • The Global Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation: Background and methodology; Evidence from Asia and the Pacific
    Yann Duval, Chief of Trade Facilitation Unit,
    United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  • Trade Facilitation Implementation – Some evidence from Africa
    David Luke, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre,
    United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

  • Contributing to Sustainable Growth: Trade Facilitation in Europe and Central Asia
    Maria Rosaria Ceccarelli, Chief of Trade Facilitation Section,
    United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

  • Results of the Global Survey in Latin America and the Caribbean and implementation of trade facilitation and paperless trade for sustainable growth
    Tania Garcia-Millan, Economic Affairs Officer,
    United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

  • Results of the Trade Facilitation and paperless trade survey for the ESCWA region
    Adel Al-Ghaberi, First Economic Affairs Officer,
    United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

  • Questions & Answers (15 min)

The event featured presentations on the key preliminary findings of the survey at both the global level and in the five UN regions:

  • The Global Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation: Background and methodology; Evidence from Asia and the Pacific 
    Yann Duval, ESCAP

  • Trade Facilitation Implementation – Some Evidence from Africa 
    David Luke, ECA

  • Contributing to Sustainable Growth: Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade in North America, Europe and Central Asia
    Maria Rosaria Ceccarelli, UNECE 

  • Results of the Global Survey in Latin America and the Caribbean and Implementation of Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade for Sustainable Growth
    José Durán, ECLAC 

  • Results of the Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Survey for the ESCWA Region 
    Adel Al-Ghaberi, ESCWA