Global e-commerce sales grew 13% in 2017, hitting an estimated $29 trillion, according to the latest numbers released by UNCTAD in 2019.

WTPF through its global network of Trade Points and eTrade Desks promotes and facilitates the participation of SMEs in cross border e-commerce providing a comprehensive ecosystem of tools.

According to the World Economic Forum, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is rapidly driving transformational disruption across every sector. By 2022, over 60% of global GDP will be digitized.

We work daily for companies, institutions and municipal governments to incorporate digital technology to all activities and services that have an impact on trade facilitation, business and companies development.

According to the most recent 2019 World Trade Report by WTO, services have become the most dynamic sector of world trade and it is playing a big role in the global economy. From logistics to finance to informatics to business services to entertainment, services attract two-thirds of foreign direct investment and provide almost two-thirds of jobs in developing countries.

WTPF is part of the Global Trade in Services Vision Committee from the Government of Beijing, China and International partners of the China Trade in Services Fair (CIFTIS).

The creative industries are: publishing, film, TV, radio, phonographic, mobile contents, independent audiovisual production, web contents, electronic games, and content produced for digital convergence (cross-media) are among the most dynamic sectors in international trade.

WTPF works closely with international organizations in Geneva to promote creative industries development and trade as new sources for innovation and competitiveness through creativity, individual talent and skill.

With the adoption of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development in 2015, culture is recognised globally as an enabler and contributor to sustainable development.

In the world of digitisation, dematerialisation has impacted on some cultural goods. Several cultural goods like music, films and books are now accessible electronically and are traded much less as physical commodities.

WTPF and its members are committed to support small art companies to take advantage of this new world of opportunities.

According to the World Economic Forum, the value of illicit trade is close to $3 trillion, equal to 10% of world trade and between 8% and 15% of global GDP. These sectors include agri-foods, alcohol, fisheries, forestry, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, precious metals and gemstones, pesticides, tobacco, and wildlife, as well as trafficking in persons and counterfeiting and piracy. In cooperation with the Swiss OISTE Foundation, we organize workshops and international forums with strategic partners, national and international, to generate awareness on the effects of illicit trade and how technology can use of blockchain’s decentralised ledger and new technologies to combat this.