• Trade Facilitation & Paperless Trade
    Visualize & compare implementation of measures across regions and economies

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Interactive visualization of Trade Facilitation & Paperless Trade data

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 Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation. The Survey currently covers 128 economies around the globe, and 53 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:

Visualize Global Results

Get an overview of global survey results on chart or map, with the option to narrow down on specific regions.

Visualize Regional Results

Select a geographic region / regional UN Commission and display regional & sub-regional results.

Visualize Country Results

Select any economy of interest and get a detailed overview of trade facilitation & paperless trade implementation.

Compare Economies

Compare a selection of economies on implementation of trade facilitation & paperless trade measures.

Compare Measure Implementation

Get an insight into most and least implemented measures within a selection of economies of interest.

Download the Report

Download the global and regional UN Global Survey reports, as well as individual economy briefs.

Interactive Chart of UN Global Survey results

Global Data on Trade Facilitation & Paperless Trade Implementation

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.

You can also visualize global data on a world map.

Interactive Map of UN Global Survey results
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Disclaimer: the interactive map presented above is meant for illustrative purposes only and does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
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Disclaimer: the interactive map presented above is meant for illustrative purposes only and does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
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Disclaimer: the interactive map presented above is meant for illustrative purposes only and does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Compare Economies on Measures of interest

Step 1: Please select your main economy of interest:
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Step 2: Please make a choice on whether you want to compare against country groupings or individual economies:
Option 1: compare against country grouping(s)

The scores of will be compared against averages of implementation scores of the following groupings:

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Option 2: compare against individual economies

The scores of will be compared against implementation scores of the economies you set in the next step (maximum 5 economies).

Select economies
Step 3: Please select the economies you wish to compare (the maximum is 5 economies):
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Step 3: Please name your custom group and select the economies you wish to add to the custom grouping:

Name for the custom group:

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Step 4: Please select the implementation measures you wish to include in the comparison:
Option 1: select the predefined groupings of implementation measures

Compare and selected economies on Transparency, Formalities, Institutional Arrangement & Cooperation, Paperless Trade, and Cross-Border Paperless Trade average scores.

Option 2: select individual implementation measures (the maximum is 12 measures)
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Step 1: Please select your main economy of interest:
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Step 2: Please make a choice on whether you want to compare against country groupings or individual economies:
Option 1: compare against country grouping(s)

The scores of will be compared against averages of implementation scores of the following groupings:

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Option 2: compare against individual economies

The scores of will be compared against implementation scores of the economies you set in the next step (maximum 5 economies).

Select economies
Step 3: Please select the economies you wish to compare (the maximum is 5 economies):
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Step 3: Please name your custom group and select the economies you wish to add to the custom grouping:

Name for the custom group:

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Step 4: Please select the implementation measures you wish to include in the comparison:
Option 1: select the predefined groupings of implementation measures

Compare and selected economies on Transparency, Formalities, Institutional Arrangement & Cooperation, Paperless Trade, and Cross-Border Paperless Trade average scores.

Option 2: select individual implementation measures (the maximum is 12 measures)
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Step 1: Please select your main economy of interest:
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Step 2: Please make a choice on whether you want to compare against country groupings or individual economies:
Option 1: compare against country grouping(s)

The scores of will be compared against averages of implementation scores of the following groupings:

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Option 2: compare against individual economies

The scores of will be compared against implementation scores of the economies you set in the next step (maximum 5 economies).

Select economies
Step 3: Please select the economies you wish to compare (the maximum is 5 economies):
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Step 3: Please name your custom group and select the economies you wish to add to the custom grouping:

Name for the custom group:

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Step 4: Please select the implementation measures you wish to include in the comparison:
Option 1: select the predefined groupings of implementation measures

Compare and selected economies on Transparency, Formalities, Institutional Arrangement & Cooperation, Paperless Trade, and Cross-Border Paperless Trade average scores.

Option 2: select individual implementation measures (the maximum is 12 measures)
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Compare your economy of interest with other economies or groupings on a custom selection of trade facilitation and paperless trade implementation measures

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.

Most & Least Implemented Measures

Please select the implementation measures you wish to compare:
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Compare trade facilitation and paperless trade implementation measures among economies of your interest

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.

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Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade in your country

Select your economy of interest:

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Regional Results of UN Global Survey

Select your region:

Asia & Pacific
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Europe
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Middle East & North Africa
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Latin America & Caribbean
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Africa
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Are you looking for economy groupings such as ASEAN or SPECA? Please navigate to the Groups of Economies page to make your selection.
Results of UN Global Survey for Groups of Economies

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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
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Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC)
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UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA)
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Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)
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Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
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Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER Plus)
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Are you looking for results of regional commissions such as ESCAP, ECE, ECLAC, ESCWA and ECA? Please navigate to the Regional Data page to make your selection.
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Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade in your region

Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation in a selection of economies



Implementation of Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation Measures in a selection of economies

Compare Results of UN Global Survey

Select your comparison:

Compare Economies

Compare a selection of economies on implementation of your custom selection of trade facilitation & paperless trade measures.

Compare Implementation of Measures

Get an insight into most and least implemented measures within a selection of economies or country groupings of interest.

Provide an information update on implementation in your economy

Do you have general questions, feedback or suggestions on the UN Global Survey, its methodology or this visualization platform?

Please contact the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific using the contact details highlighted on this page or use the contact form on the right side.

Did you find an inaccuracy or has there been an update in implementation in trade facilitation measures in your economy?

Please contact the United Nations Regional Commissions, including ECA, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP and ESCWA, by using the contact form on the right side of this page or otherwise using the contact details listed below.

Regional Contacts for the Survey
  • Economic Commission for Africa (ECA):
    Heini Suominen: suominenh@un.org
  • Economic Commission for Europe (ECE):
    Maria-Teresa Pisani: maria-teresa.pisani@un.org
    Salehin Khan: khan.salehin@un.org
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC):
    Sebastian Herreros: sebastian.herreros@cepal.org
    Tania Garcia-Millan: tania.garcia-millan@cepal.org
  • Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP):
    Jiangyuan Fu: jiangyuan.fu@un.org
    Yann Duval: duvaly@un.org
  • Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA):
    Mohamed Chemingui: cheminguim@un.org
    Souraya Zein: zein@un.org
Report on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation
UN Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation Global Report 2019

Global reports

Europe (ECE)

- 2019 regional report not yet available
- 2017 regional & country reports
- 2015 regional report

Middle East & North Africa (ESCWA)

- 2019 regional report not yet available
- 2017 regional report
- 2015 regional report

Latin America & Caribbean (ECLAC)

- 2019 regional report not yet available
- 2017 regional report
- 2015 regional report

Africa (ECA)

- 2019 regional report not yet available
- 2017 regional report not yet available
- 2015 regional report

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