The African Trade Observatory (ATO) was launched to support the operationalization of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The ATO drove the development of the ATO dashboard, the related data transfer system, the technical unit, and the tariff negotiation tool. As of December 2019, 13 countries have requested to participate in the pilot phase of the project.
The PACT II programme aims at strengthening the support capacity of African regional and national institutions to enhance export competitiveness, market linkages and export revenues of African small and medium size enterprises, with a focus on women entrepreneurs (Access!)
Ethical Fashion Initiative connects the fashion business with artisans in Africa and Haiti, using fashion as a vehicle out of poverty.
EuroMed Trade and Investment Facilitation Mechanism (TIFM) project aims to facilitate closer economic ties between the European Union and South Mediterranean countries as well as to improve economic integration between these countries, by providing an online portal of trade related information and coordination a network of national institutions to respond to enquiries about doing business in the region
ITC’s programme on NTMs aims at increasing transparency and helping countries better understand obstacles to trade faced by the business community. The program conducts a large scales survey of enterprises and maintains a depository of trade related regulations that are disseminated through Market Access Map.
Its ambition is to contribute to rebuilding back better in the targeted countries with a focus on MSMEs in the digital technologies and agribusiness sectors.
ITC’s work within the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will work to integrate the African private sector and MSMEs, especially women and youth-owned businesses into the continental market equation.
PACIR (Côte d'Ivoire) is a program funded by the European Union and implemented by various agencies and the International Trade Centre (ITC). The overall objective of PACIR is to contribute to strengthening the competitiveness of the Ivorian economy and facilitate its integration into the regional and world economy.
SITA aims at increasing value of business transactions between India and the selected East African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania) to be achieved by enabling East Africa’s access to India’s market and facilitating investment and transfer of Indian knowledge, expertise and technology to the project beneficiary countries.
The Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) is a partnership-based programme which helps businesses, regardless of their position in the value chain, chart their path to more sustainable trade by better understanding the sustainability initiatives landscape and to connect with business partners.
The Women and Trade programme works with governments, the private sector and trade support institutions to bring greater economic benefit to women through increased participation in export trade.
EnACT focuses on employment creation through export development, especially for women and youth in five Arab states.