Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation - Annual Report 2019
We are pleased to share with you the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation’s Annual Report 2019. The report provides a snapshot of the Alliance’s achievements this past year, many of which serve as a springboard for what we hope to achieve in 2020. As the global Covid-19 pandemic highlights the vital importance of smooth, efficient trade in getting essential goods to those who need them, it also underlines the importance of this work.
The report sets out how, in a year when the multilateral trading system has been under pressure, the Alliance is pioneering a new multilateralism - an alliance far broader, more inclusive and human than our traditional notion of the term: governments, regulators, businesses and civil society across the globe working together on reforms that can support inclusive economic growth, help small and medium sized enterprises to grow, create jobs, and improve lives. The ongoing crisis only serves to highlight the importance of this type of collaboration.