Toyota, a global mobility company, has become the latest world leading business to join the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation as a partner. Alliance partners provide their skills and expertise to Alliance projects which help developing and least-developed countries improve the ease of cross-border trade and unlock inclusive economic growth.
Committed to bringing the joy and freedom of movement to all people, Toyota understands well the importance of mobility. With 67 manufacturing companies around the world and a strong commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, Toyota will be able to provide valuable insights into the challenges businesses face every day at borders and how to solve them, making cross-border trade simpler, faster and more effective.
“We look forward to joining the Alliance’s innovative public-private platform,” said Leila Aridi Afas, Director of Global Policy and Strategy at Toyota Motor North America. “Accelerating economic growth through meaningful, sustainable trade reform is more important than ever as developing countries cope with the challenges of the global pandemic.”
Philippe Isler, Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, said:
“We are excited to welcome Toyota as an Alliance partner. Like us, they believe that trade facilitation reforms are a vital foundation for economic growth in developing countries. Their global presence and supply chains including SMEs in many developing and least developed countries will expand the Alliance’s on-the-ground network in our project countries, and provide us with invaluable expertise for our projects, making it easier and faster to get goods across borders.”