About us

The Alliance

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is a unique public-private partnership dedicated to international trade facilitation.

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation brings together governments and businesses as equal partners to address delays and unnecessary red-tape at borders and design and deploy targeted reforms that deliver commercially quantifiable results.

Our work helps governments in developing and least developed countries implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

We are led by the Center for International Private Enterprise, the International Chamber of Commerce and the World Economic Forum, in cooperation with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

We are funded by the governments of the United States, Canada, Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Our vision, mission and values

Our vision

A world where cross-border trade is simple, fast and cost-effective, creating new business opportunities, enabling greater economic and social development and reducing poverty.

Our mission

To enhance trade facilitation implementation by bringing together the public and private sectors as equal partners to identify and deliver commercially meaningful reforms in developing and least developed countries.

Our values

  • Collaboration – we believe the public and private sectors must be equal partners, co-creating reforms and taking equal responsibility for improving trade facilitation
  • Pragmatism – we believe in practical reforms that make trade easier
  • Impact – everything we do is measurable and results-driven, delivering sustainable, commercially meaningful change
  • Impartiality – we work with our partners towards a greater, shared vision
  • Transparency – we are open and accountable for our actions