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The UNECE Regional Report 2021 on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation has been produced based on the results of the United Nations Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation. The Global Survey is a joint initiative under the Joint United Nations Regional Commissions’ Approach, agreed in Beirut in January 2010 by the Executive Secretaries of the five Regional Commissions.
The National Trade Facilitation Roadmap of the Kyrgyz Republic 2021-2025 serves as the guiding framework for comprehensive national trade facilitation reforms over a five-year period. The Roadmap sets out a strategic vision and respective goals and activities for the Kyrgyz Republic to implement. Through these activities the Kyrgyz Republic can transform its trade facilitation services to
Gender Responsive Standards publication (ECE/TRADE/445) makes the case for mainstreaming gender in the development and implementation of standards. The first chapter places the discussion in the larger perspective of how standards contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030. It reviews the role of
This publication (ECE/TRADE/444) presents the results of an ongoing research on the practical experience of regulatory authorities, governments and local administrations, as well as regional groups of countries, in using standards towards sustainable development and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The focus of the present volume is
This Guide (ECE/TRADE/441) is a practical tool to help trainers in the preparation, delivery and follow up to a set of training workshops.   Both this guide and the workshop materials have been prepared by the UNECE Secretariat, with the support of subject matter experts as well as training experts. All training materials can be made
This Publication (ECE/TRADE/440) advocates for integrating education about standardization into the curricula of educational establishments. It presents evidence of the relevance of standards for policymakers and business executives as well as professionals. It then reviews the efforts of UNECE since 2012 to date to improve education about
The joint UNECE-OECD publication “International Regulatory Cooperation: the Case of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe” presents the rule-making and standards-setting activities of UNECE. It is illustrated by a number of examples that show how UNECE impacts our daily lives, including through:  the
The aim of this bi-lingual Publication (ECE/TRADE/424) is to help bring voluntary standards into the toolbox of disaster risk reduction, including both by encouraging their use by business and by enhancing their role in regulatory practice and policy-making more generally. To this end, the paper
Sixteen UNECE recommendations have been adopted by the Working Party since 1970 to address standardization and regulatory issues. They set out good practice regarding Regulatory cooperation, Metrology, Standards and Norms, Conformity assessment and Market surveillance. Download the publication (ECE/TRADE/379/Rev.1) in
This updated 2015 brochure (ECE/TRADE/415/Rev.1) provides information about the resources available, free of charge, from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) that can be used to support Aid-for-Trade projects. The resources include international conventions, publications, standards and training materials, and
This bilingual (English/Russian) publication  (ECE/TRADE/418) presents the results of the International Conference on “Standards and Regulatory Systems”, held in Geneva on 19 November 2013 and organized by UNECE in cooperation with the Russian Union of Industrialists and
This brochure (ECE/TRADE/415) provides information about the resources available, free of charge, from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) that can be used to support Aid-for-Trade projects. The resources include international conventions, publications, standards and training materials, and are available to
This publication guides policymakers in the design of regulatory systems that result in an efficient, effective and transparent management of risks. Recent years have been marked by many catastrophic events both natural and man-made. Close interconnections mean that the impact of these crises has been felt throughout the world. Although many tools have been developed to manage risks successfully
The UNECE Working Party on Regulatory Cooperation and Standardization Policies (WP. 6) has worked in close cooperation with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the IEC System for Certification to Standards relating to Equipment for Use in Explosive Atmospheres (IECEx) to develop a model for legislation in the sector of equipment used in environments with an explosive
This trilingual Glossary sets out to provide a comprehensive list of terms used in legislative practice related to market surveillance in English, French and Russian. Le présent glossaire trilingue s'attache à apporter une liste exhaustive des termes employés en anglais, français et russe dans la pratique législative liée à la surveillance des marchés. Цель настоящего Глоссария - представить
The publication examines changes in the regulatory landscape in the member States of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), including the recent trend towards “better regulation”, i.e. regulations with a greater focus on desired outcomes and more flexibility. This approach can help remove barriers to trade created by differences in national standards and technical regulations
"Norms and Standards and Practices for Trade Facilitation and International Business" offers you an overview of all the recommendations, norms and standards developed by the United Nation Economic Commission for Europe - Committee on Trade (UNECE), together with related information. Whether you 're in the public or in the private sector, the academia, or if you're
©2003 United NationsECE/TRADE/330: Sharing the Gains of Globalization in the New Security Environment - The Challenges to Trade Facilitation [Summary of the Debate at the 2003 Forum]
ECE/TRADE/299: Trade Facilitation: The Challenges for Growth and Development [pdf format -- 344 pages]