Trade Facilitation for Sustainable Development Training
Trade Facilitation for Sustainable Development.
Trade facilitation is a concept directed towards reducing the complexity and cost of the trade transaction process and making the procedures more efficient, transparent and predictable. It comprises the whole trade chain from exporter to importer, including transportation and payment, with emphasis on the border-crossing and the agencies involved there. Globalization has increased the opportunities for inter-national trade. Trade facilitation can be a prerequisite to make use of these trading opportunities. Trade facilitation is hence becoming an increasingly important tool for development, allowing countries to trade goods on time with low transaction costs. This interactive course intends to raise awareness of stakeholders from public and private sectors on trade facilitation, build their capacity on using relevant trade facilitation instruments, and enable them to more effectively support or participate in implementing trade facilitation measures in their respective countries.