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Training Material on National Trade Facilitation Bodies

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This manual aims to provide government authorities, traders, and related trade-service providers with training materials to increase their knowledge and understanding of the key components of National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFCs) and steps for establishing and effectively operating them. This includes information on the structure, governance, funding, sustainability and membership of NTFCs. The manual provides the reader with tools that can be used to support informed policy decisions.
The manual is a compilation of key resources developed by leading international organizations, which developed recommendations or guidelines on these topics. This includes resources developed by United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Trade Centre (ITC) and other international organizations. These topics are also frequently covered in training workshops. Therefore, the manual synthesizes the principles, strategies and suggestions in available resources and presents in a reader-friendly format - useful for training-purposes. The manual also includes a few case-studies about functioning of the NTFCs and lessons learned