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e-Learning courses

In order to contribute to the expansion of the understanding of the TFA and its provisions, below you can find a list of different e-learning courses offered by international organizations.

This compilation provides a brief description and relevant information of the various interactive courses on TFA related matters.



Title(s) / Description

Format / Duration



World Trade Organization (WTO)


The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
After this course the participant will have:
- Received an overview of trade facilitation;
- Reached an understanding  of the objectives of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA);
- Become familiar with the technical provisions of the TFA and their trade facilitating aspects
- Become familiar with the special and differential treatment flexibilities for developing and least-developed country Members in implementing the TFA;
- Become aware of the notification obligations of the TFA; and
- Become informed of the role of the WTO Trade Facilitation Committee and National Trade Facilitation Committees.


Open access (freely available on web site at all times)

Public. Participants have to register and submit a nomination form in order to participate in a monitored course, access the module exams and obtain a WTO certificate.



Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council (CCLEC)


The CCLEC E-learning System was developed for the primary purpose of creating a highly skilled, qualified and strategic Customs workforce.

Courses on trade facilitation

  • Basic Customs and Trade Facilitation
  • Risk Management
  • Post Clearance Audit


Inter-american Development Bank (IADB)


Courses on Facilitation / Trade Security and Customs

  • Ventanillas únicas electrónicas de comercio exterior
  • Os Guichês Electrônicos Únicos Como Ferramentas de Facilitação do Comércio
  • Gestión coordinada de fronteras
  • Operador económico autorizado
  • Gestión de riesgo de aduanas
  • Desarrollo de la capacidad de gestión y liderazgo para la supervisión y control de aduanas
  • Planificación Estratégica y Gestión de Riesgo en Aduanas
  • Modernización de Aduanas,
  • Single Window for Foreign Trade
  • Strategic Customs Planning and Management
  • Custom Risk Management

Online tutored courses / Registration required


6 – 9 weeks





International Trade Centre (ITC)


Trade Facilitation Agreement Workshop



1 hour


United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)

E-Learning Series on Business Process Analysis for Trade Facilitation

Module 1: BPA for Trade Facilitation - An Introduction

Module 2: Unified Modeling Language

Module 3: Project and Scope Setting

Module 4: Project Planning

Module 5: Data Collection and Process Documentation

Module 6: Process Analysis and Recommendations Development

Module 7: From BPA to Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism




WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement & Regional Trade Facilitation Rules and Regulations

This e-learning course aims to enhance participants’ knowledge and understanding of the concept of trade facilitation, its impacts on trade flows and trade costs, with a focus on the impact of TFA on developing countries, businesses and custom authorities.

The course will discuss the provisions of the Trade Facilitation Agreement in clear and jargon free language, explaining how developing countries can make use of the new rules as a platform to increase trade and decrease the cost and time of exporting and thus fully integrate into an increasingly globalized production system.

The course will analyse, amongst other developing country or regional examples, the case study of ECOWAS, examining various obstacles to trade in the region, the significance of trade and reducing trade costs within the region, integration of the region in international value chains and the steps that can be taken by the policy makers to best utilise the trade facilitation measures to integrate in international value chains.

Now Closed






United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

United Nations Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide (TFIG) and Training of Trainers (ToT) Manual

The UNECE Trade Facilitation Implementation Guide (TFIG) is a web-based interactive tool that supports countries in the implementation of Trade Facilitation reforms.

It provides a one-stop access to a wide array of policy recommendations, standards, guidelines, training materials, case stories and links to relevant tools for helping public and private sector actors better navigate Trade Facilitation instruments in order to identify, examine and select available solutions and possible paths for achieving their objectives.

The information is presented by domains (e.g. shipping and transport, customs and cross border management) and itineraries (users can explore questions such as "How to implement the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement"? , “How to reduce delays at border crossings?” and “What steps need to be taken for establishing a Single Window?”, "How to develop a Trade Facilitation Roadmap"?).

TFIG includes information on specific instruments and key organizations in the field of Trade Facilitation as well as training material and country case-stories sharing best practices and solutions to obstacles encountered in Trade Facilitation reforms. In 2016, TFIG has received more than 10 million hits.

TFIG also includes a Training of Trainers (ToT) manual, which has been developed for conducting workshops based on the contents of the Guide. It provides guidance for a three-day workshop based on the Guide. It also helps trainers to prepare for their sessions, describes how to structure the training, and gives pedagogical and didactical guidelines for achieving the participant learning objectives.

UNECE staff or experts can deliver a ToT or a national workshop on TFIG at countries' request, subject to hosting arrangements and coverage of related costs.

 Open Access /

 At user’s pace







World Customs Organization

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)

This WCO course on the WTO's TFA will help Customs officers:

- develop a better knowledge of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA);

- learn about the responsibilities of different stakeholders in implementing the TFA;

- understand the role of the National Committee on Trade Facilitation;

- with the WCO Mercator Programme approach to implementation;

- acquaint themselves with the WCO instruments and tools which can guide them in TFA implementation;

- test their knowledge on the technical measures.

WCO Members only  


5 hours