PUBLICATIONS

Looking for a basic guide to the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement or want to see how your country scores on a variety of trade facilitation metrics? Download the Alliance’s documents below.


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.

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 Can trade facilitation drive manufacturing FDI?

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.

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 The Global Enabling Trade Report 2016

Trade Facilitation Agreement, At a glance

Briefing, 2016

This short document gives a brief overview of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and why it is important. It is available in English, French and Spanish.

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Trade Facilitation Agreement, At a glace

The Trade Facilitation Agreement, A simple guide

Briefing, 2016

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation published this simple guide to the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).  The guide provides an overview of the main provisions in the TFA and what they mean for business.

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The Trade Facilitation Agreement, A simple guide

International Trade Centre, SMEs and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, A Training Manual

Report, Dec 2015

This guide for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), published by the International Trade Centre, explains the Trade Facilitation Agreement’s (TFA) provisions and what they mean for businesses. It also provides a practical guide for businesses on how they can benefit from the agreement.

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 International Trade Centre, SMEs and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, A Training Manual

WTO, Easing the flow of goods across borders

Briefing, 2015

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.

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WTO, Easing the flow of goods across borders

Trade Facilitation Agreement

Agreement, Dec 2013

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) is a binding multilateral trade agreement between members of the World Trade Organization. The TFA was concluded in December 2013 and it officially entered into force in February 2017.

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Trade Facilitation Agreement

International Trade Centre, WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, A Business Guide for Developing Countries

Report, 2013

This guide, published by the International Trade Centre, is designed to help businesses in developing countries take advantage of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

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 International Trade Centre, WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, A Business Guide for Developing Countries