Implementation Instrument

1. Title

Toward a National Integrated and Sustainable Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanism: BPA+

4. Details of the entity that has ownership on this instrument
a. Name
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
b. Email

This guide aims to provide guidance to the countries on establishing a sustainable trade and transport facilitation monitoring mechanism (TTFMM). The key functions of 

the TTFMM are two-fold: (1) to formulate/update and prioritize recommendations for advancing trade facilitation; and (2) to measure and assess progress in trade facilitation.  

Underpinning TTFMM is the methodology called Business Process Analysis Plus (BPA+) which is built on the Business Process Analysis methodology, supplemented by Time Release Studies (TRS) and Time-Cost-Distance (TCD) methodologies. It is envisaged that establishment of TTFMM would enable the countries to monitor and enhance trade facilitation on a continuous basis and in a sustainable manner 

6. Relevant documents
7. Geographical application scope of this instrument
8. This instrument is related to:
Public Info and advocacy material
9. Standard nature of this implementation instrument
Technical guide