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Survey on Trade of Perishable Goods v1

Welcome to this pilot of the World Bank Group’s survey on the impacts of border/port procedures on the trade of perishable goods

The objective of this survey is to obtain a better understanding of the key contributing factors that may lead to damage or waste of perishable goods during their movement through international borders.  

All responses to the survey will be kept confidential as the aim is to collate responses at the regional and global level to identify key constraints and trends.  No individual names or responses will be quoted in reports or publicly available documents.

While working through the survey, please consider the most problematic trade situations you have experienced. Please provide your answers based on the specific perishable commodities that you trade, along with their respective trade routes (i.e. import origin, transit, and export destination). 

Preliminary outcome of the survey is expected to help identify specific borders/ports where the most damage and loss of perishable goods occur as well as whether these constraints are commodity-specific or supply chain-specific.

Survey results aim to inform World Bank Group (WBG) country programs when designing specific technical assistance interventions to address barriers to trade in perishable goods. Such interventions may be in the form of technical assistance to regulatory agencies present at borders in developing economies in terms of policy and procedural improvements to facilitate transparent, efficient and predictable trade thereby boosting the participation of local firms in global value chains. 

If you are interested in being contacted for further consultations or to receive the results from this survey, please provide your contact details at the end of the survey.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey.

 [This survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Please answer all the questions in order for us to be able to undertake a comprehensive analysis of responses.

You may save and continue later by clicking on the "save and continue later" button on the top tool bar.]