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1 TRADE

2 Bringing Practical Tools To Trade Development and Integration In Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

3 Committee on Trade Aid For Trade Activities Support trade development by conducting studies on procedural and regulatory barriers to trade Help UNECE members, particularly countries in transition, better understand and use UNECE recommendations, norms and tools

4 Based on a comprehensive methodology and Engagement with stakeholders from government and private sector Assessments of Belarus and Kazakhstan completed A ssessment of Tajikistan underway Studies on Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade

5 UNECE UNECE Studies on Regulatory and Procedural Barriers to Trade Seek to support export competitiveness in transition economies. Evaluate business processes and regulatory activities underpinning the movement of goods across the international trade supply chain In consultation with national stakeholders Propose immediate and long-term action-oriented recommendations.

6 Core areas 1. Overland transport infrastructure 2. Logistical services 3. Customs clearance 4. Other border control agencies

7 The Analytical framework A Three Pronged Approach To reduce the cost of trade (in time and money)

8 Trade Facilitation UNECE Buy-Ship-Pay Model Prepare for Export Export Transport Import SHIP BUYPAY Prepare for Import Commercial Procedures Transport Procedures Regulatory Procedures Financial Procedures

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10 Trade Facilitation General Recommendations 1. Consider establishing an inter-agency risk management committee 2. Consider establishing a trade facilitation forum encompassing all relevant ministries and agencies as well as private sector representatives

11 Results Overland Transport Infrastructure A number of bottlenecks in railroads: 1.Lack of adequate infrastructure facilities 2.The slow pace of the transport sector’s liberalization effort 3.The lack of proper legislation and equipment for curbing cargo theft

12 Results: Customs Clearance & Documentary Requirements The over-arching need To reduce documentary requirements 3 steps to reducing documentary requirements 1.Align trade documents with international standards. 2.Analyse and simplify all trade-related procedures 3.After undertaking these steps the government should proceed to modernize its management information system

13 Results At the Border Controls Better risk management through more efficient and effective procedures

14 Standardization and quality assurance

15 Outstanding needs 1. Further harmonization of the metrological system with international requirements. 2. Develop the capacities of calibration laboratories Results Metrology

16 Results Market surveillance  Improve procedures for fighting counterfeit goods  Evaluate the need for a national notification system for hazardous goods

17 Follow up Support through UN Development Account -Aid for Trade for SPECA: updated project matrices -A Regional Consultant will help Governments to prioritize 1 – 2 projects for the implementation of the Recommendations made in UNECE Studies -A Regional workshop with donors to present bankable projects from SPECA countries in the autumn of 2013

18 Thank You


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