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      AGI’s hopes for the future of Ghanaian SMEs

      The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) speaks for over 1,200 businesses in Ghana. As the leading voice of the private sector, AGI has instigated reforms and led policy initiatives in the interest of our small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). ...

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      Levelling the playing field for SMEs

      Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) hold tremendous potential to power growth and job creation – and trade is one of the keys to unlocking that potential. The WTO takes a detailed look at how this can be achieved in its 2016 World Trade Report ...

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      Standards and regulations – impact on SME competitiveness in international trade

      Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the global economy and the main source of employment and innovation. The competitiveness of SMEs, their ability to compete in domestic and global markets, is a key determinant for growth and jobs and therefore a political priority in most countries...

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      The standards and regulations of cross-border e-commerce trade and their effect on SME competitiveness

      With the onset of technology, many new options and innovative new business models for trade have emerged, providing lucrative opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)....

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      Unlocking trade opportunities for small businesses

      Small businesses could claim to be the world’s biggest business, as they make up the core of the economic fabric in most countries and employ a significant percentage of the global workforce. They are, on average, the businesses that are generating growth, creating jobs...

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      Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade: first seminar on gender-based analysis and trade

      The first seminar in support of the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment, which over 120 WTO members and observers endorsed on the margins of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference, will be held on Friday 16 March 2018 at the WTO in Geneva, Switzerland...

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      Promoting SME Competitiveness in Hungary

      The Hungarian National Trading House (HNTH), in collaboration with the International Trading Centre, has conducted a firm level data collection exercise to assess the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in three key sectors of the country’s economy ...

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      WEDF 2016: Standards, a Gateway to Global Markets

      Businesses and policymakers have strategic choices to make about selecting and investing in standards, a key to international value chains. This session outlined key findings of ITC’s flagship report “SME Competitiveness Outlook 2016: Meeting the Standard for Trade” and showed how businesses and policymakers can address these issues...

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      TDS 2015: SMEs, Connecting to Global Markets

      As part of the 2015 Trade and Development Symposium taking place in Nairobi, ITC and IDB are organising a joint session to discuss how SMEs can effectively connect to global markets. The increased integration of developing countries into the global trading system continues to transform the trade landscape. The logic of such integration is that firms can no longer just rely on being competitive in the domestic, or even regional, market to ensure their long-term survival. Watch the event here.

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      SME Competitiveness: Why it Matters – WEDF, Doha

      ITC presented its new annual flagship publication, the SME Competitiveness Outlook 2015. This year’s theme was: Connect, Compete, and Change for inclusive growth. The report contains rich data for trade and investment institutions, and investors.

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      ITC 2015 Working Papers

      In 2015, ITC launched its new Working Papers series. The first set of working papers focus on SME competitiveness, trade and development.

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      SMEs and Global Markets: The Missing Link for Inclusive Growth, March 2015

      At this ITC policy debate first findings of the forthcoming ITC SME Competitiveness Outlook were presented to the Geneva based policy and trade expert community as part of ITC’s consultation exercise on the forthcoming flagship publication.

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      SME Competitiveness, Trade and Development Workshop, March 2015

      In preparation for the launch a new flagship publication on SME Competitiveness, ITC organized a workshop where the authors of the SMEs, Trade and Development Series presented their initial findings. You can find more information including their presentations here.

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