Recommendation No.41

Public-Private Partnerships in Trade Facilitation

Author/Source: UNECE

Year of adopting/publication: 2017
Document reference: ECE/TRADE/430

Link to the document on the internet: Recommendation N.41

Purpose: To highlight the best practice for using Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Trade Facilitation, especially in the context of international agreements and consequent implementation planning.

Summary:The Recommendation and Guidelines provide guidance to governments and private sector stakeholders that PPPs can facilitate trade in specific infrastructure and supportive systems such as a Single Window system, a National Trade Facilitation Body, infrastructure support for port communities, trade and transit corridors and coordinated border management. Several potential advantages could be realized by choosing a PPP contract in Trade Facilitation including enhanced open and transparent market, increased Competition, foreign investment, access to skills and resources of the private sector, and greater flexibility and improved structure to public systems.

The guidelines cover the following aspects:

  • PPPs in Trade Facilitation
  • Feasibility Study
  • Mains aspects to be considered in PPPs in Trade Facilitation
  • Governance of PPPs and Trade Facilitation

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