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The United Nations Regional Commissions, including ECA, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP and ESCWA, and UNCTAD are conducting the fifth Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation to collect relevant data and information from their respective Member States. The initiative will support the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, as well as emerging regional and global initiatives on paperless trade or e-trade, such as the recent Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific. Previous reports are available at

The Survey consists of three sections:
  • Section A - Trade Facilitation Measures, covering General Trade Facilitation Measures, Paperless Trade, Cross-Border Paperless Trade, Border Agency Cooperation, Transit Facilitation, Trade Facilitation for SMEs, Agricultural Trade Facilitation, Women in Trade Facilitation, Trade Finance for Trade Facilitation, Trade Facilitation in Times of Crisis, Trade Facilitation for E-Commerce, Wildlife Trade Facilitation
  • Section B – Key Challenges and Recommendations for digital and sustainable trade facilitation
  • Section C – Information on Respondent 
The Survey will lead to the production of a Global Report and five Regional Reports, as well as new data entry for the Interactive Database of Global Survey, which aim at providing insightful information for policy makers to harness trade as a key means of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is envisaged that, whenever possible, the Reports will be presented at key events related to trade facilitation and policymaking.


Please be assured that your answers, together with feedback from other respondents, will be analysed in an aggregate manner. No individual name of the respondent will be released at any time.

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