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General Resources

EIF

(Video) The Trade Facilitation Agreement: What does it mean for LDCs?- EIF Global Forum (2018)

 

COMCEC

Establishing well functioning national TF Bodies in the OIC Member States (2015) 

 

IFC (WBG)

Working with Tajikistan to Develop Its First National Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activities - Smart Lessons Case Study Competition (2017)

 

OSCE

Handbook of best practices at Border Crossing - A Trade and Transport Facilitation Perspective (2012)

 

STDF

National SPS Coordination Mechanisms (2012)

 

TMEA

Harmonizing Standards in the East African Community Partner States - Smart Lessons Case Study Competition (2017)

 

UNCTAD

National Trade Facilitation Bodies in the world (2014)

Repository of National Trade Facilitation Bodies (UNCTAD, UNECE & ITC) (2018)

Reaping benefits from trade facilitation - Policy brief 42 (2015)

What is a TF roadmap and what is not a TF roadmap

 

UNECE

Case Study Pakistan

SPECTRUM of Border Crossing Facilitation Activities (2017)

Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade in Georgia (2018)

Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade in the Republic of Moldova (2018)

 

 

ARTICLE 7: RELEASE AND CLEARANCE OF GOODS

Conventions & legal instruments

Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be Used for Such Carriage (ATP) (as of January 2018)

Additional protocol to the Convention for the international carriage of goods by road (CMR) concerning the electronic consignment note (2008)

Convention on International Customs Transit Procedures for the Carriage of Goods by Rail under Cover of SMGS Consignment Notes (2006)

European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways (2000)

Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (1975) 

International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of goods (1982)

Customs Convention on containers (1972)

European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (1957)

Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) (1956)

Customs Convention on the temporary importation of private road vehicles (1954)

International Convention to facilitate the crossing of frontiers for passengers and baggage carried by rail (1952)

International Convention to facilitate the crossing of frontiers for goods carried by rail (1952)

 

Publications

Railways role in intermodality and the digitalization of transport documents (2018)

TIR Handbook (2018) (UN Official languages)

Railway reform in the ECE region (2017)

eTIR: Towards Paperless Cross-border Trade (2016)

The United Nations Transport Conventions on border crossing facilitations – Benefits for governments (2016) (ArabicChineseEnglishFrenchRussianSpanish)

eTIR Reference Model (2014) (English, French, Russian)

OSCE-UNECE Handbook of best practices at border crossings – A trade and transport facilitation perspective (2012) (EnglishRussian, AlbanianSerbianMacedonian)

 

ARTICLE 8: BORDER AGENCY COOPERATION

Conventions & legal instruments

Additional protocol to the Convention for the international carriage of goods by road  concerning the electronic consignment note (eCMR) (2008)

International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of goods (1982)

Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (1975)

Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) (1956)

 

Publications

TIR Handbook (2018) (UN Official languages)

eTIR: Towards Paperless Cross-border Trade

The United Nations Transport Conventions on border crossing facilitations – Benefits for governments (2016) (ArabicChineseEnglishFrenchRussianSpanish)

eTIR Reference Model (2014) (English, French, Russian)

OSCE-UNECE Handbook of best practices at border crossings – A trade and transport facilitation perspective (2012) (English, Russian, Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian)

 

ARTICLES 9-12: 

Guidance note on the legal aspects of e-CMR (2018) (EnglishFrenchRussian)

 

ARTICLE 12: CUSTOMS COOPERATION

Conventions & legal instruments

Additional protocol to the Convention for the international carriage of goods by road (eCMR) concerning the electronic consignment note (2008)

International Convention on the Harmonization of Frontier Controls of goods (1982)

Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Cover of TIR Carnets (1975)

Customs Convention on containers (1972)

Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR) (1956)

 

Publications

Railways role in intermodality and the digitalization of transport documents (2018)

TIR Handbook (2018) (UN Official languages)

eTIR: Towards Paperless Cross-border Trade (2016)

The United Nations Transport Conventions on border crossing facilitations – Benefits for governments (2016) (ArabicChineseEnglishFrenchRussianSpanish)

eTIR Reference Model (2014) (English, French, Russian)

OSCE-UNECE Handbook of best practices at border crossings – A trade and transport facilitation perspective (2012) (English, Russian, Albanian, Serbian, Macedonian)

 

Initiatives

UNECE Group of Experts towards Unified Railway Law Work Plan (2018) (EnglishFrenchRussian)

Joint Declaration towards unified railway law (2013)

UNECE Position Paper: towards Unified Railway Law in the pan-European region and on Euro-Asian transport corridors (2011) (English, Russian, French)

 

GIS platform:

UNECE International Transport Infrastructure Observatory (Forthcoming)

 

Transport infrastructure publications

Innovative ways for financing transport infrastructure (2018)

UNECE Trans-European Motorways (TEM) Project (2018)

TEM Project Strategic Plan 2017-2021 (2017)

Euro-Asian Transport Linkages – Paving the way for a more efficient Euro-Asian transport (2012) (English, Russian)

UNECE-UNESCAP Joint study on developing Euro-Asian transport linkages (2007) (English, Russian)

 

Transport and sustainable development publications:

SDGs and the UN Transport Conventions (2016) and The Way Forward

Transport for sustainable development - The case of inland transport (2015)

Sustainable urban mobility and public transport (2015)

Climate change impacts and adaptation for international transport networks (2014) (English, French, Russian)

Transport for sustainable development in the UNECE region (2011)

 

Transport statistics publications:

2017 Inland transport statistics for Europe and North America

 

UNNEXT / UNESCAP

United Nations - Global Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation Survey (2017)

UN Global Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation- Regional Reports (2017)

Making the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Work for SMEs Mainstreaming Trade (2016) (UNNEXT/UNESCAP/ITC)

 

 

UNRC

TF and Paperless Trade Implementation Survey-Global Report (2015)

 

USAID

Assessing the Benefits Of The Trade Facilitation Agreement For Agricultural Trade (2019)

Impact of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement on Tariff Revenues and Border Fee Proceeds (2017)

USAID ICT Procurement Guide for Customs (2011)USAID Customs Integrity Program (2005)

Establishing and Implementing a Customs Program Management Process (2005)

FASTrade Risk Management Handbook (2004)

 

WCO

National Committees on Trade Facilitation (Nigeria and Sri Lanka) (2018)

 

WTO TFAF

Pakistan's experience in Trade Facilitation - TN/TF/W/135 (2006)

Malaysia's experience in Trade Facilitation - TN/TF/W/50 (2005)

Thailand's experiences in Trade Facilitation - TN/TF/W/61 (2005)

Guatemala's experience - express conseignments - TN/TF/W/65 (2005)

TFAF Brochure

English (2018)

French (2018)

Spanish (2018)

 

TFAF Notifications Brochure (Lists Notification Deadlines)

English (2018)

French (2018)

Spanish (2018)

 

TFAF Grant Program Brochure

English (2018)

French (2018)

Spanish (2018)

 

WTO TFA Implementation Brochure (Lists contact details for Donors & Partner Organizations)

English (2018)

 

TFA for Business

English (2019)

French (2019)

Spanish (2019)

 

National Commitees on Trade Facilitation 

English (2016)

 

Trade Facilitation Agreement: Easing the Flow of Goods across Borders

English 

 

The WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement

English 

All TFA article resources can be found here

All TFC presentations and resources can be found here