About us

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is a public private partnership dedicated to international trade facilitation.


The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation supports governments in developing and least developed countries in implementing the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement. Alliance projects cut through red tape and end costly delays at borders by bringing together governments and businesses of all sizes as equal partners to deliver targeted trade reforms.

By emphasising digitalisation and delivering other best practices, Alliance projects enable businesses to trade more easily thanks to streamlined and more predictable processes. Governments save time and resources by modernising trade procedures while safeguarding their borders. Ultimately, Alliance projects boost trade competitiveness and business conditions, which are key drivers of inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction.

The Alliance is led by the Center for International Private Enterprise, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the World Economic Forum, in cooperation with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It is funded by the governments of the United States, Canada and Germany.

Our Purpose

To drive economic growth and opportunity for everyone by boosting international trade

Our Vision

A world where cross-border trade is simple, safe, and inclusive

Our Mission

To deliver targeted and measurable trade facilitation reforms through public private partnership in developing countries