The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is calling on brilliant minds and change-makers from around the globe to join its latest initiative, the e-Waste Innovation Sprint, a 48-hour virtual hackathon focused on developing efficient and sustainable solutions for improving the collection and cross-border movement of e-waste for reprocessing in Rwanda and beyond.
The Alliance will be hosting a session at the upcoming WTO 2021 Public Forum, which will explore the effects of COVID-19 on trade and how the multilateral trading system can build resilience to the pandemic and future crises.
The Alliance is pleased to invite you to a webinar co-hosted by Freshfel, SHAFFE and the International Plant Protection Convention to see how ePhytos can smooth the path for fruit exports by cutting out the paperwork and in-person processes that can slow shipments and raise costs.
New Delhi, 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.
In our interactive session at the Global Review of Aid for Trade, we will bring together donors, beneficiaries and businesses to discuss how a multi-stakeholder approach to trade facilitation reform can be fostered in LDCs.
In February, two years after the landmark ratification of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, Kenya’s Principal Secretary in the State Department of Trade, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, joined over 100 attendees from across government and business to discuss the country’s progress on implementing the agreement and how the private sector can help.
The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) – a non-profit, professional organization that supports the advancement of women in international trade and business – held its 18th Annual World Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, in partnership with OWIT’s Nairobi chapter. Alliance Director Philippe Isler participated in the event, describing the Alliance’s work in modernising the cross-border movement of goods and the importance of trade facilitation to women’s economic empowerment, particularly in developing countries. Philippe’s presentation also looked at how public-private partnerships are vital to identifying problem areas in customs processes.
Last week, 25 participants from 12 different ministries, border agencies and the private sector attended a full-day training session on how to use business process analysis as a tool to streamline and automate trade-related processes using international best practice.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
We’re proud to be one of the organisers of the first ever African Forum for National Trade Facilitation Committees (NTFCs), the reference event in Africa where stakeholders from the public and private sector, can boost together their capacities towards the implementation of the World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.
Business forum to discuss the role of Ghana’s private sector in the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, ICC Ghana and the Ministry of Trade and Industry are holding a public forum with Ghanaian business leaders to discuss the role the country’s business community can play in the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) in Ghana.
São Paulo, Brazil
The World Economic Forum on Latin America in São Paulo brought together more than 750 leaders from government, business and civil society from over 40 countries to drive forward an agenda of responsible leadership, innovation and economic progress for the region. With so many of the region’s important stakeholders in one place, the Alliance saw an opportunity to bring together the public and private sectors for an interactive workshop on trade facilitation.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Global Alliance will be a part of several side-events during the World Trade Organization’s Eleventh Ministerial Conference, taking place from the 10-13 December 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina