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International Trade Centre (ITC)

International Trade Centre

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. Our aim is for businesses in developing countries to become more competitive in global markets, speeding economic development and contributing to the achievement of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals.

The growing importance of multi-country value chains has made logistical efficiency critical to enterprises’ ability to trade and especially for SMEs which are affected to a greater extent by inefficiencies in cross border movement of goods and services. In this context, the ITC is working with developing countries and especially the least developed amongst them to help them take full advantage of the recent WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement to enhance their competitiveness through:

  • Assistance in the categorization of the TFA provisions
  • Support in the national ratification process
  • Development of project proposals to seek technical and financial assistance for the implementation of Category C provisions
  • Strengthening of National Trade Facilitation Committees
  • Implementation of TFA provisions including through partnerships with other international organisations
  • Awareness raising among public and private stakeholders

See more at:

Dr. Mohammad Saeed

Senior Trade Facilitation Adviser

International Trade Centre (ITC)
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10

Telephone: +41 (0)22 730 01 11

Fax: +41 (0)22 733 44 39