Themes

Trade facilitation and customs

Trade facilitation and customs

The new realities of the global trading system and improved services trade has made logistics and other trade facilitation measures increasingly important in regional and integrational trade. tralac’s work in this area focuses on the particular trade and transport facilitation needs and priorities for developing (African) countries and how they can be better implemented in order to contribute to sustainability and economic development. The World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement entered into force in early 2017 and could have massive implications for poorer countries looking to integrated into the global economy.