WHO WE ARE
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is a unique public-private partnership dedicated to international trade facilitation. We are jointly led by the International Chamber of Commerce, the World Economic Forum and the Center for International Private Enterprise—in cooperation with our implementing partner Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The Alliance was launched at the WTO 10th Ministerial Conference in December 2015 and is supported by the governments of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Germany.
We believe that international trade should be simpler, faster and more cost-effective, creating new business opportunities, enabling greater economic and social development and reducing poverty. The Alliance is redefining the way trade facilitation reforms are implemented by working with governments and businesses from the ground up. Our work is designed to help governments in developing and least developed countries implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.