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Trade boosting project launches in Sri Lanka

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade, Malik Samarawickrama, together with representatives from Sri Lanka’s public and private sectors came together last week to launch a new trade facilitation project to develop the framework for a multi-country consolidation (MCC) hub.

Colombian customs modernisation to boost international trade

Colombia’s National Directorate of Taxes and Customs (DIAN) has today (23 May 2018) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, to push forward a major customs modernisation project aimed at boosting international trade and implementing the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

MANUFACTURING

How does trade facilitation impact manufacturing FDI? ​

The Global Alliance is pleased to launch its latest publication examining the impact of the trade facilitation environment on foreign direct investment (FDI). This paper highlights that developing economies with stronger trade facilitation environments attract high-value investments, especially in industries such as auto parts and aerospace manufacturing.

Global Enabling Trade Report

Release 2016 Global Enabling Trade Report

Governments are making slow progress in improving the efficiency of customs and border procedures – with many small businesses and entrepreneurs cut off from the global trading system as a result. This is a central finding of the World Economic Forum’s Global Enabling Trade Report, issued today in conjunction with the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation.

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Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation Launch Statement

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, a unique public-private partnership for trade-led growth by speeding implementation of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement in developing countries, launched today at the WTO Ministerial Summit in Nairobi.