Trade Facilitation and the Global Economy

Published on May 30, 2018


In a globalised world, where goods cross borders many times as intermediate and as final products, trade facilitation is essential to lowering overall trade costs and increasing economic welfare, in particular for developing and emerging economies. Facilitation efforts undertaken by various countries around the world also show that the benefits of such measures clearly compensate the costs and challenges posed by their implementation.


Executive summary
Trade facilitation, a growing global footprint4 chapters available
Trade facilitation around the world: The state of play
Border agency co-operation
Single Window systems
Costs and challenges
The economic case for trade facilitation2 chapters available
Trade facilitation, trade and global value chains
Economy-wide impacts of trade facilitation
Annexes3 chapters available
The trade facilitation indicators: Methodology
Trade facilitation indicators: Country lists
Trade facilitation indicators questionnaire
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