Advancing digital and sustainable trade facilitation for building back better
14 July 2021 | 15:00-16:30 Bangkok time (GMT +7)
The United Nations Regional Commissions (UNRCs) have been conducting the UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation since 2015, in cooperation with UNCTAD, ICC, OECD and many other organizations. The Survey provides updated and comparable information on implementation of nearly 60 trade facilitation measures in more than 130 countries around the world. As such, it enables countries and development partners to support evidence-based trade facilitation strategies and policies, share good and innovative practices and identify capacity building and technical assistance needs.
The Survey includes measures specified in the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement as well as more advanced paperless trade measures, and trade facilitation measures in support of more inclusive and sustainable trade facilitation. The 2021 Survey also covers 2 new groups of measures: Trade finance facilitation measures and Trade facilitation in times of crisis.
At the Launch event, the 2021 Survey results will be made available on its interactive website at untfsurvey.org, which can generate customized reports based on the Survey results. Also, progress made towards digital and sustainable trade facilitation at global level as well as at regional and subregional levels will be presented