To help countries benchmark and reduce the time and cost of trading across border, the UN Regional Commissions jointly conduct the UN Global Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade. The Survey currently covers 120 countries around the globe, and 47 measures related to the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), 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 (FA-CPT). The Survey leads to the production of a Global Report and five Regional Reports, 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. The Survey is conducted in collaboration with growing number of global and regional partners, since 2015 and every two years. On this website you can visualize the results - please make a selection:
Get an overview of global survey results, with the option to narrow down on specific regions.
Select a geographic region / regional UN Commission and display regional & sub-regional results.
Select any economy of interest and get a detailed overview of trade facilitation & paperless trade implementation.
Compare a selection of economies on implementation of trade facilitation & paperless trade measures.
Get an insight into most and least implemented measures within a selection of economies of interest.
Download the global and regional UN Global Survey reports, as well as individual economy briefs.
On this page, you can visualize global results separated by regions and country groupings. If you click on the name of a particular region/grouping (e.g., South-East and East Asia), you will be able to view Trade Facilitation Scores of economies in this region/grouping. If you would like to omit a particular measure group (e.g., Institutional Arrangement and Cooperation), simply click on the name of the respective measure group in the chart below.
Once you have clicked on a grouping of interest, you can sort the list of economies by total score or the score on a particular measure group, by simply clicking the corresponding buttons in the grey area above the chart. If you click on the name of a particular economy, you will be able to view the Trade Facilitation Score composition of that economy in detail.
The scores of will be compared against averages of implementation scores of the following groupings:
The scores of will be compared against implementation scores of the economies you set in the next step (maximum 5 economies).
Name for the custom group:
Compare and selected economies on Transparency, Formalities, Institutional Arrangement & Cooperation, Paperless Trade, and Cross-Border Paperless Trade average scores.
On this page, you have the option to compare your economy of interest with other economies or groupings of interest and visualize trade facilitation measures by degree of implementation in a spider graph. Simply select the economies and implementation measures you are interested in and a visualization will be generated.
If you would like to generate a custom ranking of most and least implemented measures of your selection of economies of interest, please navigate to the Most/Least Implemented page.
On this page, you have the option to rank trade facilitation measures by degree of implementation. Simply select the implementation measures and economies you are interested in and a visualization will be generated.
If you would like to generate a ranking of economies by total trade facilitation score or by measure grouping (e.g., "Institutional arrangement and cooperation"), please navigate to the regional or global data pages: once you select a region there, you have the option to sort the view by means of the buttons above the graph.
Compare a selection of economies on implementation of your custom selection of trade facilitation & paperless trade measures.
Get an insight into most and least implemented measures within a selection of economies or country groupings of interest.