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To help governments improve their border procedures, reduce trade costs, boost trade flows and reap greater benefits from international trade, OECD has developed a set of Trade Facilitation Indicators (TFIs) that identify areas for action and enable the potential impact of reforms to be assessed.

Donor support (i.e. ODA and OOF) for trade facilitation programmes are recorded in the OECD Creditor Reporting System (CRS) under the heading trade facilitation with the following additional notes on coverage: simplification and harmonisation of international import and export procedures (e.g. customs valuation, licensing procedures, transport formalities, payments, insurance); support to customs departments; tariff reforms. The CRS dataset allows users to view and export the detailed list of transactions behind each amount. The bulk files enable data users to carry out multi-faceted analysis by filtering different categories such as donor, recipient, purpose and channel. A text search on the project descriptions provides the data users with further information on the relevant activities, although text search results are dependent on the quality of the descriptive information provided by donors.

The mission of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyze and compare data to predict future trends. Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to improve the quality of people's lives.

For more detailed information on the OECD activities on trade facilitation and measurements of aid flows, interested parties are encouraged to visit the OECD website at http://www.oecd.org/trade/facilitation/indicators.htm and http://www.oecd.org/dac/aft/aid-for-tradestatisticalqueries.htm

 

Enquiries regarding trade facilitation-related assistance can be directed to:

Ms. Evdokia Moise

Development Division
Trade and Agriculture Directorate
OECD
2, rue André-Pascal
75775 Paris CEDEX 16
France

Telephone: +33 1 45 24 89 09

Enquiries regarding Aid for Trade flows can be directed to:

Ms. Anne Gordon

Development Cooperation Directorate
OECD
2, rue André-Pascal
75775 Paris CEDEX 16
France

Telephone: +33 1 45 24 90 28