Publications

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Aid for Trade at a Glance 2019: Economic Diversification and Empowerment 

Report, July 2019

This report analyses how trade can contribute to economic diversification and empowerment, with a focus on eliminating extreme poverty, particularly through the effective participation of women and youth. Chapter 6 focuses on the critical role of trade facilitation in supporting economic diversification and structural reforms.

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Global Alliance For Trade Facilitation Annual Report 2018

Report, March 2019

Just three years after our inception, the impact of our work to support trade facilitation reform is starting to shine through. Our Annual Report 2018 provides a snapshot of what we have achieved to date.

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ITC, Supporting SMEs through trade facilitation reforms: Toolkit for policymakers 

Report, November 2018

By examining the 19 provisions in the agreement that most help SMEs, hurt SMEs or help big business, the report offers insights that help national policymakers to boost the backbone of their own economies. Addressing reforms from the perspective of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will spread benefits across the whole business community.

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WTO, Can Blockchain revolutionize international trade?

Report, November 2018

This publication discusses the potential uses of Blockchain technology and the role it could play in international trade, providing an insight into the extent to which this technology could help with trade facilitation.

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Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Annual Report 2017

Report, September 2018

Our Annual Report sets out the Alliance’s progress in turning the potential benefits of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) into a reality through our work helping governments in developing and least developed countries implement the agreement.

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ITC, Faster customs, faster trade: Using technology for trade facilitation

Report, August 2018

This report offers policy advice to explore synergies between the WTO Trade Facilitation and   Information Technology Agreements. These agreements reinforce each other, and can boost trade. Used well, policymakers can set in motion technology-based national trade facilitation reforms, especially for customs processes.

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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.

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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.

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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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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