Capacity building to improve trade facilitation

    Prepared by the ICC commission on : Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation
    Publication date : 17/09/2003 | Document Number : 104-21

    Business as well as governments and international organizations have been involved in capacity building related to cross border transactions and customs issues for some time.

    A large proportion of the funding and technical assistance has been undertaken in the form of isolated projects and not part of a coherent improvement process using recognized best practices. As a result, improvements in the management and control of international trade have not progressed as much as might have been expected, considering the resources that have been applied to capacity building. As new focus and new resources are now being brought to this issue, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) considers it timely to revi ew the essential elements to ensure positive results.