The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is a public-private partnership for trade-led growth.
The Alliance is a unique public-private platform to leverage private sector expertise, leadership and resources to support effective trade facilitation reforms measured by real-world business metrics.
Three major private sector organizations—the World Economic Forum, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Center for International Private Enterprise—have joined forces in the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation.
The Alliance’s activities are supported by the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany and will also draw on contributions from businesses from a range of sectors and geographies.
With the overarching aim of accelerating ambitious trade facilitation reforms, the core activities of the Alliance will include:
- Building understanding of the benefits of trade facilitation within both the public and private sectors;
- Establishing sustainable multi-stakeholder dialogues on trade facilitation;
- Mobilizing public-private partnerships to drive change, engaging local businesses and associations;
- Technical and financial assistance in support of capacity building; and
- Benchmarking and evaluation based on established business metrics.