Making a Real Difference

Done properly and at scale, trade facilitation can transform lives, creating opportunity and empowering sustainable development.

Targeted solutions, measurable impacts

Trade that is simple, fast, and cost-effective can enable businesses of all sizes to grow by taking advantage of global market opportunities, generating more employment and investment and driving inclusive economic growth. 

But it is the micro, small and medium-sized enterprises(MSMEs), many of them women-owned, that are the economic lifeblood of most economies, who gain the most as they are disproportionately affected by red tape at borders and cumbersome, manual processes.  

We achieve measurable results in terms of reduction of time and cost of trade whilst increasing trust, predictability for business, and transparency.


The many benefits of trade facilitation

Our Projects

Our impacts are many and varied. By emphasising digitalisation and delivering other best practices, our projects enable businesses of every size and in every sector to trade more easily.

Trade facilitation strengthens supply chain resiliency, underpinning every facet of modern life, from manufacturing inputs through to key consumer goods and vital imports of food and medical supplies.

Food Security & Global Health

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the world loses an estimated 14% of its total food production between harvest and retail. By streamlining trade, our projects support efforts to boost agricultural production and ensure this produce reaches markets quicker and more cost-effectively, reducing degradation and spoilage.

Similarly, recognising that bottlenecks to trade can delay time-sensitive medical supplies, the Alliance is supporting initiatives designed to ensure critical goods reach vulnerable populations more quickly.

Impact Reports

Brazil: Modernising Import Licensing
2022 Alliance LDC Report
Colombia: Bringing consistency to auto component classifications
Colombia: Transforming risk management at borders
Morocco: Digitalising phytosanitary certification