EXPRESS DELIVERY AND TRADE. Facilitation: Impacts on the Global Economy

Express Delivery and Trade

Facilitation: Impacts on the Global Economy

A REPORT PREPARED FOR THE GLOBAL EXPRESS ASSOCIATION

January 2015

Express delivery is a critical component to many businesses as it allows them to exchange goods, parts, contracts, etc., quickly and securely anywhere in the world. At the level of a single firm, the role of express delivery can be easily illustrated. However, it is less clear what the overall impact of international express delivery services is on the global economy.

The Global Express Association (GEA), the global trade association of the express delivery industry, has commissioned Frontier Economics to assess the impact of the express delivery industry on the global economy. The objective of this project is to research the following questions:

  • What is the economic impact of the express delivery industry today?
  • What is the relationship between customs capability, trade and international express delivery?
  • How will the role of international express delivery in facilitating economic growth change in the context of e-commerce?

We have conducted independent research to develop answers to each of these questions. Our analysis is based on data from GEA members as well as publicly available sources.

Summary:  Frontier Study 2014 English Summary

Full report: GEA_FinalReportFrontier Study 2014

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