Through dedicated sessions, this event will provide the opportunity to learn and discuss about three priorities in the areas of transport and trade due to the COVID-19 crisis:
Contactless solutions: It aims at reducing physical contact among people in cross-border supply chains by facilitating the flow of goods without spreading the virus. Which includes implementing UN conventions and standards for seamless harmonized electronic exchange of data in digital transport corridors, border crossings and trade operations, as well as developing smart rail and road connectivity.
Seamless connectivity: It focuses on eliminating obstacles to cross-border trade and transport operations arising from the COVID-19 crisis. It aims at promoting synergies among border agencies by empowering national trade facilitation committees, improving customs automation and identifying non-tariff barriers.
Collaborative solutions: It seeks to strengthen regional and sectoral cooperation on transport, trade and logistics operations to facilitate joint actions and solutions in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This event will bring together all key stakeholders, including development partners, beneficiary countries, donors and academia. And will provide an excellent opportunity to hear about experiences from colleagues of ASYCUDA, FIATA, UNCTAD, ESCAP, ECLAC, ECE, ECA, ESCWA, MAERSK, Association of Caribbean States, Argentina, Brazil, Ghana, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Zimbabwe and much more.
Interpretation in English, Spanish, French and Russian will be provided.
For more information please visit: www.unttc.org or https://unctad.org/project/transport-and-trade-connectivity-age-pandemics