Trade Facilitation Organizations:

A number of inter-governmental organizations are involved in work related to trade facilitation. They:

  • develop and administer international conventions and agreements on this topic;
  • develop relevant standards, recommendations, guidelines and other instruments;
  • provide relevant technical assistance and capacity building to developing and transition economies;
  • provide a forum for discussion of trade facilitation matters.

IATA

International Air Transport Association

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

IMO

International Maritime Organization

ITC

International Trade Center

ITFC

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

UNCITRAL

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on
Trade and Development

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organizations

UNECE with UN/CEFACT

UN Economic Commission for Europe with its Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business

UNESCAP

United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific

WB

World Bank

WCO

World Custom Organization

WTO

World Trade Organization

In addition to inter-governmental organizations, some non-governmental organizations and networks are also involved in work related to trade facilitation. These are:

ICC

International Chamber of Commerce

GFPTT

Global Facilitation Partnership for Transport and Trade

UNNExT

United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific

Furthermore, there are sectoral organizations that are associations of commercial entities, such as IATA or IRU, that are international transport organizations.