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IRU offers solutions to trade community at WTO Public Forum

5 Oct 2018

Participation at the World Trade Organization Public Forum demonstrated IRU’s leadership position in road transport and transit facilitation, and its role as a trusted partner to the WTO and the trade community at large in delivering tangible solutions.

The Forum brought the international trade community to Geneva this week to consider “Trade 2030”, with sustainable trade, technology and inclusivity at the fore of discussions.

IRU’s stand gathered policy makers, intergovernmental organisations and the general public, keen to benefit from the expertise of the world road transport organisation and to learn about the transport and transit tools available to facilitate trade.

Last year, IRU welcomed the World Trade Organization’s historic Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) coming into force. The development marked a milestone for the role of transport in boosting global trade and development, with tried and tested UN trade and transport conventions – such as the TIR and Harmonization Conventions – as the most effective way to implement the TFA’s objectives.