BUSINESS PROCESS ANALYSIS TO SIMPLIFY TRADE PROCEDURES
Business 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], 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.Related Materials:
- Business Analysis Guide to Simplify Trade Procedures (updated September 2012)
- Trade Facilitation in Asia and the Pacific: An Analysis of Import and Export Processes (December 2011)
- Business Process Analysis of the Export of Jasmine Rice from Thailand to the United States (December 2011)
- Analysis of Export and Import Processes of Selected Products in Thailand
- An Analysis of Trade Facilitation and Import/Export Processes in Cambodia
- An Analysis of Import-Export Procedures and Processes in China
- Improving Regional Trade Procedures and Processes: A Business Process Analysis of Export of Vegetable Ghee from Nepal to India and China and Import of Textile from India to Nepal
- Improving Import-Export Procedures and Processes in Sri Lanka
- Facilitating Trade through Simplification of Trade Processes and Procedures in Bangladesh (http://www.unescap.org)
- Trade Facilitation in India: An Analysis of Trade Processes and Procedures
- Process Analysis for Developing Single Window: Case of Thailand