CIPE hosted a panel discussion on Capitol Hill on the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, a multi-donor, multi-year, multi-million dollar effort that partners with the private sector to assist with the implementation of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). CIPE is one of the partner organizations that form the Global Alliance, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Economic Forum, and the International Chamber of Commerce.
During the high-level panel discussion titled, “Benefit to All: Implementing the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement,” speakers shared their vision for private sector engagement on trade facilitation and how the implementation of the TFA will promote economic growth around the world, create jobs, and boost the American economy.
- The Honorable Bob Corker, (R-TN), Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
- Ralph Carter, Managing Director of Legal, Trade & International Affairs, FedEx Express
- Eric G. Postel, Associate Administrator, United States Agency for International Development
- Andrew Wilson, Managing Director, Center for International Private Enterprise
- Gregori Lebedev, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Center for International Private Enterprise (discussion moderator)
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is being funded by USAID, with the participation of the Canadian International Development Agency, the Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, and the British Department for International Development.
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