The Art of Trade Facilitation and Government Negotiations


In a number of situations Trade Facilitation and/or Government Negotiations might be required to allow for successful cross-border trading. Such facilitation will work towards a beneficial outcome for all parties, stimulating the growth of cross-border trade and allowing market penetration for clients. In our experience we have found that importers, brokers and/or logistics service providers are not always willing to enter into discussions with authorities in the developing countries, when challenges regarding imports of their client’s goods arise. This poses a problem that BlueBlox addresses, by walking the extra mile for our clients. Our services are aimed at facilitating trade compliant solutions that work, rather than avoiding discussions with the authorities altogether.

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, has a total of 161 member countries that comply with their trade agreements. In some cases, there might be a member country that has not fully realised these agreements. Although this can cause some speedbumps along the way, we believe that it is important to work with all nations, governments and authorities in support of the WTO in their trade facilitation implementation objectives. The World Customs Organisation (WCO) is a collaborate of the WTO, based in Brussels, Belgium, with 180 member countries. These two organizations endeavour to bring about alignment in trade regulations that are standardised for member countries, which intern gives a solid framework when entering trade facilitation for our clients.

Since most importing, brokerage and logistics companies prefer not to get involved with government negotiations and trade facilitation matters in the African, Eastern European, or Middle Eastern markets, BlueBlox is willing to walk that extra mile. We believe, every country has their unique development trajectory based on global development goals set by the WTO and WCO. At BlueBlox, we refer to this as the general trade development curve. With the understanding that each country is in their own unique position, we can approach government negotiations and trade facilitation with a greater level of appreciation of all party’s objectives in bringing about trade compliant solutions. Therefore, you can expect that our trade facilitation and government negotiation services will add a great deal of value to your company.

BlueBlox is your first choice regarding trade compliance consulting, trade facilitation, and government negotiations. For more info on how we can assist your business, feel free to peruse our website for details on our services.

Take the next step in cross-border trading for your company with us on your side to consult and facilitate your trade in the emerging markets.