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September 13, 2022 - Shamika Sirimanne and Ratnakar Adhikari

Vanuatu Shows How to Reduce Emissions Through Trade Facilitation

Vanuatu has emerged as a trailblazer in the Asia‑Pacific region in leveraging the benefits of trade facilitation through the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)’s Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) program. For over 40 years, ASYCUDA, which is UNCTAD’s largest technical assistance program, has helped customs offices around the world clear goods faster and increase the pace of trade. Vanuatu is one of only seven ASYCUDA countries worldwide, and the only one in the Pacific region, running a single-window system using ASYCUDA.

May 17, 2022 - Daniel K. Kalinaki

Why chicken traders in northern Lao stopped crossing the road

Public-private dialogues are reducing trade barriers – and saving poultry traders costly journeys to renew import permits.