ESCAP-ARTNET-ITD Online Course on Trade Facilitation for Sustainable Development

3 Aug 2020 to 18 Sep 2020
Virtual, Thailand
By invitation only

The 7-week online 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.

The course combines video presentations, online exercises, group work and interactive sessions with experts. It covers several key trade facilitation topics, including two workshops dedicated to specific practical measures:
○  Concept of trade facilitation and sustainable development, trade facilitation state of play in the region and beyond, assessing trade facilitation performance using indicators
○   WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and other tools and instruments for trade facilitation
○   Role of National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC)
○   Workshop on Business Process Analysis (BPA) to simplify trade procedures
○   Workshop on Enhancing online National Trade Portals/Repositories (NTP/Rs)
○   Implementing paperless trade and Single Windows
○   Digital Trade Facilitation and Emerging Technologies
○   Other advanced topics in trade facilitation

After completing the course, participants should be able to understand what trade facilitation is and available key trade facilitation measures and instruments, as well as apply selected techniques to analyze and improve trade facilitation performance.

Interested people should complete the online application HERE by 20 July 2020.