Podcast: Trading thoughts with the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

In this episode of Trading Thoughts, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) discusses how the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is tapping into the skills, expertise, and resources of business, to advance development solutions for all.

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (Alliance) is a collaboration of international organisations, governments and businesses working to help developing and least developed countries implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement. We document the insights, lessons and emerging best practices we identify while implementing trade facilitation reforms around the world and share them far and wide. We believe that capturing lessons learnt from trade facilitation reform through sharing best practices will encourage more governments and businesses to identify and pursue meaningful reforms.

The Alliance has recently taken stock of how it is engaging with the private sector with the aim to improve the ease of trade in developing and least developed countries. It has identified four key insights into what motivates businesses to get involved, and consequently how to position itself to unlock those resources – to the tune of over US$5 million so far.

In this episode of Trading Thoughts, María Gabriela Díaz (Alliance) and Amgad Shehata (UPS) discuss the experience of the Alliance in working with the private sector.  Many thanks to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for giving as a platform to share our insights and lessons learnt!

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Guests:

María Gabriela Díaz, Project Manager, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

Amgad Shehata, Senior Vice President of International Public Affairs and Strategy, UPS, and a member of the Alliance’s steering group

 

To find out more, read our paper ‘Engaging the Private Sector in Trade Facilitation Agenda’.