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List of Press Releases - 2014-7

Assessing the readiness of Ukraine to implement the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (15 December 2014)

On 12 December, the Ukrainian Interagency Working Group on trade facilitation met and decided to: carry out a survey on the readiness of Ukraine to implement the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement; consolidate the national trade facilitation body of Ukraine; and develop a national trade facilitation ...
United Nations Regional Commissions join forces to conduct a Global Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation, in collaboration with OECD (23 October 2014)

To implement Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade, it is important for countries to be able to periodically measure progress and exchange experiences on respective practices. Having agreed on this need, the five UN Regional Commissions, namely, United Nations Regional Commissions (UNRC) including ...
UNECE supporting regional Trade Facilitation in the Black Sea Region (01 October 2014)

Members of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), including  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Greece, the Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine, have decided to develop a regional trade facilitation strategy, modelled on proposals made by UNECE, Turkey, Greece and ...
UNECE and OSCE train participants from Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on cross-border trade and trade facilitation (24 July 2014)

A three-day workshop for participants from Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan on simplifying and harmonizing procedures for international trade concluded at the OSCE Border Management Staff College in Dushanbe on 23 July. Its objective was to reduce trade costs, and boost commercial flows to ...
International Organizations Commit to Coordinated Assistance for Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (22 July 2014)

Responding to the clear needs of developing, least-developed and transition economies for technical assistance, capacity building and support in implementing and securing long term benefits from the World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA); the United Nations Economic Commission ...
UNECE helps Greece improve its trade competitiveness (20 June 2014)

In 2012 UNECE participated in the Task Force set up by the European Union to help Greece design a holistic national Trade Facilitation Strategy. In October 2012 the Greek Government approved the Trade Facilitation Roadmap 2013-2015, which aims at helping the country develop sustainable exports. ...
UN/CEFACT commits full support to the implementation of the WTO Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement (14 April 2014)

The 20th Plenary session of the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) took place in Geneva from 10 to 11 April, alongside the 23rd UN/CEFACT Forum attended by 150 experts from over 30 countries and International Organizations. Following the WTO Bali ...