Benefit To All: Implementing The World Trade Organization’S Trade Facilitation Agreement

Published on Nov. 20, 2015

In this high-level panel discussion, speakers share their vision for private sector engagement on trade facilitation and how implementation of the TFA will promote economic growth around the world, create jobs, and boost the American economy. The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is a multi-donor, multi-year, multi-million dollar effort that partners with the private sector to assist with the implementation of the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). The panel discussion was organized by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and core institute of the National Endowment for Democracy. CIPE is one of the partner organizations that forms the Global Alliance, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Economic Forum, and the International Chamber of Commerce. Panelists: The Honorable Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Ralph Carter Managing Director of Legal, Trade & International Affairs, FedEx Express Eric G. Postel, Associate Administrator, United States Agency for International Development Andrew Wilson, Deputy Director of Strategic Planning, Center for International Private Enterprise Gregori Lebedev, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Center for International Private Enterprise (discussion moderator)