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Thomson Reuters: Global Trade in the time of COVID-19

Virginia Ginnane from Reuters speaks to Philippe Isler, Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and Andrew Wilson, Permanent Observer to the UN at the International Chamber of Commerce about the impact of COVID-19 on global trade.

Upcoming webinar: The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Emerging opportunities for trade facilitation

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will bring together African businesses to examine the potential benefits the implementation of the AfCFTA and trade facilitation measures could have on intra-regional trade, and the potential of the AfCFTA to help African economies mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 crisis.

Upcoming Webinar – Supply chains in times of Covid-19: Challenges and opportunities for Latin America

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted supply chains, resulting in significant losses for both governments and businesses. How can implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) help Latin American countries build resilience and adjust rapidly to this new reality? To answer this question, the Alliance, ICC Bolivia, ICC Colombia, and ICC Ecuador are bringing together three regional experts to reflect on the challenges and opportunities brought about by the pandemic. The webinar will be conducted in Spanish.

Webinar: Covid-19: Turning Adversity to Advantage, a View from India

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and ICC India are bringing together Indian business leaders for an insightful exchange of ideas and strategies to strive and thrive in these uncertain times. During this webinar we will explore challenges faced by Indian companies due to Covid-19, discuss innovative strategies to address them, reflect on the importance of trade facilitation, and discuss the role of the Alliance in making international trade simpler, faster, and more cost-effective.

Our response to Covid-19

The Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted the vital importance of smooth, efficient trade in getting essential goods such as medical supplies, to those who need them, particularly in times of crisis.

Morocco leads the way in Africa as digital phytosanitary certificates go live

International agri-food trade with Morocco is set to become faster and more cost-effective for importers and exporters as the country introduces electronic phytosanitary certificates. The international electronic exchange of ‘e-phytos’ was launched on 26 March, making Morocco one of the first African countries to fully integrate and use ePhyto within their national trade system.