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Den Haag

Building Bridges: Simplifying Trade in Food Products

Private Sector Workshop

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Building Bridges: Simplifying Trade in Food Products
Building Bridges: Simplifying Trade in Food Products

Time & Location

15 feb 2024, 13:00 – 14:30

Den Haag, Bezuidenhoutseweg 12, 2594 AV Den Haag, Netherlands


About the event

In conjunction with the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (the Alliance), VNO-NCW and ICC Netherlands are pleased to invite you to a discussion on simplifying trade in food products.

Access to food is a continual and growing concern for developing countries. Simplifying border processes and establishing resilient supply chains both play a vital role in ensuring that perishable goods make it to market and that affected regions can maintain food supply, Alliance initiatives that support the digitalisation of processes help to reduce the time and cost of trade and can also mitigate deterioration and spoilage.

As part of its mission to uncover and solve today's barriers to simple, easy, and cost-effective trade, the Alliance, funded by the United States, Canada, and Germany, is implementing trade facilitation projects to solve supply chain challenges in developing countries.

Recognising the vital role Dutch business plays in ensuring access to safe, nutritious, an affordable food around the world, we would like to hear about supply chain challenges you face in developing countries. The aim of this discussion is to identify "pinch points" that the Alliance could help alleviate.

We are eager to hear your opinions and very much hope that you can join us. If you would like to participate, please contact Laure Jacquier or Marhijn Visser for further information.

About the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation supports governments in developing and least developed countries in overcoming challenges and complying with international agreements, including the World Trade Organization's Trade Facilitation Agreement. Alliance projects cut through red tape and end costly delays at borders by bringing together governments and businesses of all sizes as equal partners to deliver targeted trade reforms.

Alliance projects enable businesses to trade more easily thanks to streamlined and more predictable processes.  Alliance projects boost trade competitiveness and business conditions, which are key drivers of economic growth.

The Alliance is led by the Center for International Private Enterprise, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the World Economic Forum, in cooperation with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

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