Border Crossing Facilitation

Our Focus

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...

Publications

The United Nations Transport Conventions on border crossing facilitations – Benefits for governments

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.

SPECTRUM of Border Crossing Facilitation Activities

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

Handbook of Best Practices at Border Crossing - A Trade and Transport Facilitation Perspective

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.