|OECD, Trade Facilitation and the Global Economy
Book, June 2018
This book uses the OECD’s Trade Facilitation Indicators to analyse the state of trade facilitation reforms around the world at the time the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entered into force, what progress has been made since and the challenges that still remain.
|World Trade Organization, Mainstreaming trade to attain the Sustainable Development Goals
Report, May 2018
This report identifies ten steps that would help to ensure that international trade contributes to accelerating progress in achieving the SDGs. Among them is a recommendation to continue reducing trade costs including through full implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, and to ensure that non-tariff measures do not become barriers to trade.
|Can trade facilitation drive manufacturing FDI?
Report, May 2017
This paper examines the relationship between the trade facilitation environment and the level of foreign direct investment (FDI). It highlights that developing economies with stronger trade facilitation environments attract high-value investments, especially in industries such as auto parts and aerospace manufacturing.
|The Global Enabling Trade Report 2016
Report, Nov 2016
This bi-annual report, published by the World Economic Forum and the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, is a benchmark for governments looking to boost growth and development through trade. It captures data on the efficiency, transparency and expense associated with importing and exporting goods.
|WTO, Easing the flow of goods across borders
The World Trade Organization published this snapshot of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The briefing explains the challenges that border procedures currently pose to both governments and businesses and how the TFA will help to address them.