The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is a unique public-private platform dedicated to international trade facilitation.
Launched in 2016, the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (the Alliance) helps developing countries implement the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Jointly led by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and World Economic Forum (WEF), in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as an implementing partner, the Alliance works to leverage private sector expertise and leadership to accelerate ambitious and commercially meaningful trade policy reforms to create broad-based opportunity, economic growth, and development. The Alliance is funded by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
CIPE is currently leading programs in Vietnam, Colombia, and Sri Lanka that will help those countries ultimately expedite the movement of goods across borders in accordance with the TFA. Globally, CIPE and the Alliance are developing projects that emphasize private-sector driven measurable solutions to trade issues. The Alliance approach is unique in the world.