Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation Global Report 2023: State of Play and Way Forward

September 15
Palais des Nations

Following the launch of the UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation results in July 2023, the Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation Global Report 2023 offers an in-depth and comparative analysis of the implementation of 60 trade facilitation measures in over 140 countries worldwide. Aside from measures in the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, the report covers the implementation of cutting-edge paperless and cross-border trade facilitation measures and those supporting more inclusive and sustainable trade. The new report provides insights into the impact of trade facilitation measures on trade costs and highlights good practices around the world.

This event will present key findings from the report. It will also discuss the way forward and how countries and development partners could formulate evidence-based strategies and policies and foster the exchange of exemplary and innovative practices, based on the recommendations in the report.



Opening remarks

Jan Hoffmann, Head, Trade Logistics Branch, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Ms. Elisabeth Tuerk, Director, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)


Digital and sustainable trade facilitation – presentation of key findings from the global report

Mr Yann Duval, Chief, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific