Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism (TTFMM)
Author/Source: UNECE, UN/CEFACT
Year of adoption/publication: 2017
Document reference: ECE/TRADE/437
Link to the document on the internet: Recommendation N.42
Purpose: To encourage governments, business communities, development partners and international organizations to collaborate in the development of sustainable Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanisms (TTFMMs).
Summary:The Recommendation and Guidelines provide guidance to governments on establishing a trade and transport monitoring mechanism, specifically to building the institutional framework and capacities for carrying out the assessments.
The TTFMM is based on the UN/CEFACT Buy-Ship-Pay Model and integrates Business Process Analysis as a method to collect data.
The guidelines cover the following aspects:
- Institutional arrangements and resource requirements
- Definition of the scope of monitoring and data collection methodology
- Analyzing the data for the purpose of policy formulations and recommendations
It is recommended to anchor the TTFMM with a national trade and transport facilitation committee and develop national resources to make it sustainable and affordable.