This database features the results of the UN Global Surveys on Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation, covering 163 countries worldwide for the years 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2023. The 2023 survey instrument includes 60 measures. Implementation stage for each measure is provided, as well as implementation rates for selected groups of trade facilitation measures. The survey was jointly conducted by five United Nations Regional Commissions, namely, ECA, ECE, ECLAC, ESCAP and ESCWA, as well as by UNCTAD in 2023. It is led and coordinated by ESCAP.

When using any part of this dataset in a publication, please ensure that the following reference is included:

United Nations (2023). Digital and Sustainable Trade Facilitation: Global Report 2023, United Nations, ESCAP, Bangkok. Available at

The dataset was collated on 12 July 2023. Data for all years generally reflect implementation as of the first quarter of the year. Given the evolving nature of trade facilitation and paperless trade implementation, it is likely that the data change over time. If you have any new information or data, please kindly send it to

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