- World Bank Trade
The World Bank Trade website is a research, training, and outreach tool for people interested in trade policy and developing countries. In addition to the capacity-building activities of the World Bank Institute and the World Bank's Research Group, it provides information on complementary programs through the Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to Least Developed Countries and the joint World Bank-WTO website.
- Glogal Facilitation Partnership for Transportation and Trade (GFP)
GFP aims at pulling together all interested parties, public and private, national and international, who want to help achieve significant improvements in transport and trade facilitation in Bank member countries. The Partners design and undertake specific programs towards meeting this objective, making use of their respective comparative advantages in the subject matter in a coordinated fashion.
- Trade and Transport Facilitation in Southeast Europe Program Regional (TTFSE)
TTFSE fosters trade by promoting more efficient and less costly trade flows across the countries in Southeast Europe and provides European Union-compatible customs standards. The participants in the program include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Romania and the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
- World Bank Sub-Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP)
The goal of SSATP is to improve the international competitiveness of Sub-Saharan African economies with particular attention to ports and maritime transport. The Trade and Transport (T&T) component supports several African initiatives and organizations to reform national policies and to improve trade-related procedures and management.
Bolero is a joint venture between the world's logistics and banking industries, a global initiative to facilitate paperless international trade via the Internet, allowing for the electronic transmission of documents and data among all members of the trade chain.
- French Association for ICT Development (EDIFRANCE)
EDIFRANCE is a non-profit organization that promotes and develops ICT in French companies and administrations. EDIFRANCE gathers companies, administrations, sectorial communities, professionnal organisations and software and service provider for Paperless Trade & Administration application.
- International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
ICC has direct access to national governments all over the world through its national committees. The organization's Paris-based international secretariat feeds business views into intergovernmental organizations on issues that directly affect business operations.
Formerly Trade Facilitation Information Exchange, UNeTrade is maintained by UNECE and the most complete site on trade facilitation. It includes notably:
- Standards, UN recommendations, codes lists and other reference information
- The schedule and description of current trade facilitation activities
- A directory of national trade facilitation bodies.
- UN Trade Facilitation & E-Business Centre
This website provides trade facilitation recommendations, electronic business standards, and technical specifications for the three pillars - processes, information and technology - that are vital in the development of world trade.
UNCTAD's multimodal transport section includes information on trade facilitation issues, and especially descriptions of training and technical assistance programs they propose.
- World Customs Organization (WCO)
WCO is the only intergovernmental organisation exclusively focused on Customs matters. It is particularly noted for its work in areas covering the development of global standards, the simplification and harmonisation of Customs procedures, trade supply chain security, the facilitation of international trade, the enhancement of Customs enforcement and compliance activities, anti-counterfeiting and piracy initiatives, public-private partnerships, integrity promotion, and sustainable global Customs capacity building programmes.
Last updated on Sep 9, 2010