Training on trade issues
Instruction provided on international trade. Training modules created on trade policy advocacy. Training delivered on trade agreements, global value chains, & export promotion.
Industry trade diagnostics
Trade diagnostics assess industry sectors in the global economy, identify and examine the business practices of global leaders, and explain the factors that make firms competitive in the international arena. The diagnostics make clear how firms can effectively compete and expand exports. Trade diagnostics also demonstrate the economic contribution service sectors make to economic growth, job creation, and trade.
Trade diagnostics conducted in:
Commercial export strategies
Export strategies developed for 9 Belize service firms to build export capacity and expand trade. Complementary Trade Association Road Maps delivered to build institutional capacity and improve the investment climate for service industries for the Belize Coalition of Service Industries.
National export strategies
Legislation, rules, regulations, and institutional practices evaluated to facilitate trade. Specific actions identified for ministries with trade related responsibilities to deepen services economies and expand exports.
Consultation with Kazakhstan's investment agency Kaznex Invest on need to diversify trade. Service firms in Kazakhstan surveyed to identify constraints to growth and trade. Advisory delivered on trade promotion tools to expand service exports and policy amendments to boost trade.
Trade policy assistance to small vulnerable economies
Evaluation of constraints to trade for service firms from small and vulnerable economies in the context of multilateral trade negotiations under the World Trade Organization. Analysis and trade policy recommendations presented at the Elvetham for the Commonwealth Secretariat.