Global trade

Trade forms the backbone of the world’s economies, spurring investment, job creation, economic growth, and raising standards of living.

Global trade is edging closer to a state of crisis as tariff wars, protectionist policies and regulatory uncertainty disrupt established business models and trade relationships. Organizations are struggling to respond due to a reliance on manual processes, unreliable data, and siloed decision-making. A lack of trust across trade networks creates friction and slows progress.

The resulting inefficiencies were challenging when the trade environment was stable. But in our increasingly volatile times with COVID-19, Brexit and US-China trade tensions, the stakes are far higher.

Now should be a breakthrough era for international trade, as technological advances are making new forms of business possible, built on a foundation of data and insight. EY professionals can help you build an integrated approach by:

  • Shaping responses to changing global tariffs and trading relationships
  • Reducing cost, risk and delays from your trade network
  • Driving better insights through data
  • Reimagining your supply chain operating model
  • Leveraging technologies

EY Global Trade Analytics

Global Trade Disruptors

Trade is experiencing disruption from punitive tariffs, retaliation tariffs, sanctions and shifts in trade agreements around the world.

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Is trade the disruptor or the disrupted?

Learn more in the 2019 EY Global Trade Symposium Report.

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