Business Process Analysis To Simplify Trade Procedures: Case Studies


BPABusiness Process Analysis is recommended as the first step to be taken before undertaking other trade facilitation measures related to the simplification, harmonization, and automation of trade procedures and documents.  Indeed, it is important that a clear and detailed picture of the "as-is" business processes involved in importing or exporting be available, as it will provide a sound basis for the selection and prioritization of trade facilitation measures aimed at streamlining these processes.



Where To Start?

The Guide to Business Process Analysis to Simplify Trade Procedures [English | Russian | Arabic], developed by ESCAP in collaboration with UNECE and UNNExT, provides a concise methodology for the elicitation and systematic documentation of existing trade procedures and processes.

In addition to the Guide, E-Learning Series on Business Process Analysis for Trade Facilitation is available to assist learning.

An online Trade Process Analysis Database (TPAD) has been developed to record and compare the existing BPA studies, which is supplemented by a policy brief "Insights from ESCAP's Trade Process Analysis Database". A Microsoft Access format of TPAD is available (Microsoft Access 2010 or more advanced version is required to open TPAD v.1).


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