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    01.12.2013

    Hopes for Trade Facilitation Agreement at WTO’s Ninth Ministerial ConferenceThe World Trade Organization's (WTO) Ninth Ministerial Conference will be held in Bali, Indonesia from 3 to 6 December 2013. A successful outcome of the upcoming conference is...

    Trade facilitation trade competitiveness and the development dimension
    01.12.2013

    UNCTAD’s Secretary-General outlines how trade-facilitation measures encourage human and institutional development, and help to bring informal sectors into the formal economy.

    Cutting dwell time to boost trade
    01.12.2013

    Kunio Mikuriya of the World Customs Organization discusses how promoting export growth through customs reform and modernization can lead to a reduction in trade-transaction costs and inefficiencies.

    A trade facilitation agreement increase LDC exports
    01.12.2013

    ITC’s experts explain how the agency assists developing countries and least developed countries in making the most of the new deal on trade facilitation to enhance their export competitiveness.

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    01.12.2013

    Improving border administration and transport and communications infrastructure are key to bringing down supplychain barriers and increasing global gross domestic product, argue Margareta Drzeniek-Hanouz and Sean Doherty of the World Economic Forum.

    Q and A with enhanced integrated framework
    01.12.2013

    Ratnakar Adhikari explains how to harness the potential of trade and development to enable least developed countries to participate fully in global markets.

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    01.12.2013

    An example of trade facilitation in action shows how onion farmers added US$ 2.25 million to their income and lowered their dependence on imports.

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    01.12.2013

    Tackling the excessively high costs of cross-border trade can increase regional economic integration in East Africa, writes Frank Matsaert of TradeMark East Africa.

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    01.12.2013

    Simplifying and harmonizing international trade rules and procedures are needed to increase regional and global trade in Africa, argues Hakim Ben Hammouda of the African Development Bank.

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    01.12.2013

    Using new technologies in developing countries can open up trade at home and abroad for small and medium-sized enterprises – and diversify national economies.

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    01.12.2013

    Landlocked developing countries can overcome trade barriers through improved transport systems and trade facilitation.

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    01.12.2013

    Exploring how Hong Kong’s business-friendly environment has helped to make the city the world’s ninth largest trading economy, writes Simon Galpin of Invest Hong Kong.

    East-Africa's-Northern-Corridor
    01.12.2013

    Cracking down on corruption and delays on one of East Africa’s busiest transport routes has helped to move goods across borders.

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    01.12.2013

    A Guyanese businesswoman shares her experiences on how to enable other women in Guyana to build and sustain thriving enterprises.

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    01.12.2013

    ITC encourages policymakers to support home-grown businesses by tackling burdensome barriers to trade imposed by national authorities and partner countries.

    Unlocking the potential of informal women traders in East Africa.
    01.12.2013

    ITC pilot project in the East African Community supports 8,000 women traders to move from the informal to the formal sector, increasing their earnings and personal safety.

    Publications
    01.12.2013

    Resources on trade and export development for exporters, trade support institutions and policymakers

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