Trade Capacity Building

The governments of developing countries are negotiating and concluding more trade agreements than ever before. And businesses in those countries are facing an unprecedented wealth of opportunities and challenges. Our trade capacity building services listed below help policymakers formulate and adjust trade policy and help businesses take advantage of opportunities that result from freer trade and investment.

Strengthening Policymaking Skills

  • The economics of trade, investment, and development
  • WTO rules and principles
  • Trade and investment policy analysis
  • Negotiating skills and approaches
  • Regional, bilateral, and preferential trade arrangements
  • Export promotion strategies
  • Administering and enforcing trade rules

 Building Public-Private Dialogue

  • Develop forums for public-private discussion of trade policy
  • Design policy coordination mechanisms
  • Disseminate information on trade rules and regulations

Linking Exporters to New Markets

  • Identify export opportunities
  • Boost brand recognition in new markets
  • Train enterprises in product design, productivity, and marketing
  • Assist firms attending trade fairs
  • Forecast industry trends in key markets

Analyzing Policies, Impacts, and Global Trends

  • Create liberalization impact scenarios
  • Conduct computable general equilibrium analyses of reform impact
  • Conduct country level diagnostic studies
  • Develop guides on development assistance topics.


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