UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation 2019

The third UN Global Survey on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation covers 128 economices from 8 regions and 53 measures with a key focus on four main areas: “General Trade Facilitation” in relation to the implementation of selected measures under the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA); “Digital Trade Facilitation” regarding the implementation of innovative, technology-driven measures aimed at enabling the use and exchange of electronic trade data and documents; “Sustainable Trade Facilitation” with regards to trade facilitation for SMEs, agricultural sector and women; and “Trade Finance”. The survey was jointly conducted by the five United Nations Regional commissions (UNRCs) and a growing number of global and regional partners. The initiative is led by ESCAP and the global report was released on 3 September 2019.

Global report 2019: Regional reports 2019 (Coming Soon):
Asia-Pacific subregional reports 2019
(Coming Soon):
Country notes
(Coming Soon):
  • ASEAN
  • East and North-East Asia (ENEA)
  • North and Central Asia (NCA)
  • Pacific Island Developing Economies (PIDEs)
  • South-East Asia (SEA) [ASEAN and Timor Leste]
  • South and South-West Asia (SSWA)
  • Asia-Pacific notes (country briefs)
Related reports:

The reports for previous years are available here; The 2019 survey questionnaire is available here. The survey dataset is available upon request. Any updated information or data is welcome. Please kindly contact escap-tiid@un.org.

**Financial support from China and Republic of Korea is gratefully acknowledged.

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