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Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

Technical assistance and support for capacity building are integral parts of the mandate of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement(July Package Annex D). In order to assist countries in the implementation process, assistance is provided by the WTO Secretariat, Member states and other intergovernmental organizations, including in particular the World Bank, the World Customs Organization and UNCTAD.

Fact sheet on the trade facilitation capacity building

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Information is set out as follows:

This site will be updated as additional information is received with the aim of providing WTO Members with a readily accessible inventory of technical assistance and capacity building activities in the area of trade facilitation.

  

I. Technical Assistance and Capacity Building provided by the WTO Secretariat   back to top

Activities:

WTO Technical Assistance Program for National Self-Assessments of Trade Facilitation Needs and Priorities 2012-2014

    

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Slideshow Presentations:

Working Group and Final Result Materials:

 

WTO Technical Assistance Program for National Self-Assessments of Trade Facilitation Needs and Priorities 2007-2010

Presentations:

WTO Trade Facilitation Technical Assistance Program 2007

WTO Trade Facilitation Technical Assistance Program 2006

 

WTO Trade Facilitation Technical Assistance Program 2005

 

WTO general Technical Assistance and Training Programs

 

II. Information provided by WTO Members on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building   back to top

  • African Group

    • Communication from Australia and Malaysia – APEC Workshop On The WTO Trade Facilitation Negotiations: Summary Report — TN/TF/W/56TN/TF/W/175
       

  • European Union
    • Communication from Japan — Trade facilitation: Technical Assistance activities of Japan — TN/TF/W/52
        
  • United States

 

III. Trade facilitation information and activities provided by other International Organizations   back to top

Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade — ARTNeT

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Global Facilitation Partnership for Transportation and Trade — GFPTT

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development — OECD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development — UNCTAD

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United Nations Economic Commission for Europe — UNECE

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World Customs Organization — WCO

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World Bank

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