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United Nations report highlights implementation gaps in cutting red tape for international trade

Published on January 19, 2016

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), together with all four other United Nations regional commissions, today launched the first global report on the implementation of measures to simplify import, export and transit procedures, calling for more to be done to cut trade costs and promote growth.

The inaugural Global Report of the Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation Survey provides data for 119 countries and serves as a useful basis for bench marking and monitoring trade facilitation performance. Read more. Source | United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.