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Driving growth through regional and international trade

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Trade Initiatives Platforms and Networks

In order to help member countries maximize their trade potential, we work on several different fronts to reduce the costs of logistics, information, regulations, and financing. We:

  • Provide access to trade finance instruments, especially for SMEs.
  • Help governments streamline and harmonize regulations and customs procedures, and improve physical infrastructure and logistics so as to lower trade costs and increase participation in global supply chains.
  • Provide policy-shaping research and statistics on international trade and investment opportunities.
  • Facilitate training, business networking, market and product information, and training for the private sector and for export-promotion agencies so as to increase the region’s share of international trade.
  • Provide capacity building for governments so that they can more effectively negotiate and implement trade and investment agreements.
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Integration and Trade Sector Framework Document 2019
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