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Guide on Paperless Transit: Training Manual

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is the regional development arm of the United Nations and serves as the main economic and social development centre for the United Nations in Asia and the Pacific. Its mandate is to foster cooperation between its 53 members and 9 associate members. ESCAP provides the strategic link between global and country-level programmes and issues.

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Trade and Transport facilitation: ICT related requirements and gaps in implementing Trade and Transport facilitation systems

This study was produced in support of the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade and Transport in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT) and as part of the United Nations Development Account Project: Deepening Regional Connectivity: Strengthening Capacities of Asian Developing countries to Increase Intra‐regional Trade by Implementing Paperless Trade and Transport Facilitation Systems. The study was conducted by Ms. Birgit Viohl and Mr.

Information Management in Agrifood Chains: Towards and Integrated Paperless Framework for Agrifood Trade Facilitation

International trade in agricultural and food products is more complex than trade in manufacturing – trade regulations are stricter, paperwork is more cumbersome and logistics are more complex. These elements are mainly required for ensuring food safety for consumers. Detailed information on traded goods alongside the movement of goods in a supply chain is critically important for food safety. Various actors need to exchange information in the complex process of importing and exporting agrifood products.

Information Management in Agrifood Chains: Towards and Integrated Paperless Framework for Agrifood Trade Facilitation (Russian version)
Maximizing the Benefits of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement for SMEs: Mainstreaming Trade Facilitation in SME Development Strategies

This reference document for policy makers and trainers provides a succinct overview of articles of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) particularly relevant to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and identifies examples of SME-specific programmes, measures and interventions that can support the implementation of such provisions.

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