Medical health technology company Siemens Healthineers has become the latest leading international business to partner with the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation. Our partners provide their skills and expertise to Alliance projects, helping developing and least developed countries boost their economic growth by making trade easier and more accessible for companies of all sizes.
Siemens Healthineers has more than 50,000 employees in over 70 countries. Its history spans 120 years in the healthcare sector and it has gained 18,500 patents worldwide.
The company’s mission is to empower healthcare providers as they expand precision medicine, transform care delivery, and improve the patient experience, all enabled by digitalizing healthcare.
An estimated five million patients worldwide everyday benefit from the company’s innovative technologies and services in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine, as well as digital health and enterprise services.
Siemens Healthineers can offer the Alliance extensive insights into today’s challenges in moving imaging, diagnostics, and other medical devices across borders, as well as guidance as to their potential solutions.
“In line with the UN’s third Sustainable Development Goal, Siemens Healthineers strives to increase good health and well-being,” said Ted Ganten, Senior Vice-President, Global Head of Export Control and Customs at Siemens Healthineers. “Accordingly, we have set ourselves ambitious goals to increase access to healthcare in underserved countries. The partnership with the Alliance will allow us to help more patients at lower transaction costs. It will also enhance the security and resilience of global supply chains through better coordination between governments and the private sector. Becoming a partner of the Alliance and fostering the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement is therefore of high importance to us.”
“The Alliance is proud to have Siemens Healthineers join as a partner,” said Philippe Isler, the Alliance’s Director. “They have vast experience in global trade and they grasp the urgency of our mission in enhancing trade facilitation. At a time when the Alliance is taking on a growing number of health-related projects to respond and spur recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, Siemens Healthineers will be an enormously valuable ally thanks to their innovativeness and expertise.”