Business, trade and market intelligence: Global Trade Helpdesk



    The Global Trade Helpdesk (GTH) is a multi-agency initiative, which aims at improving the quality, transparency and accessibility of trade-related information. It integrates existing information on trade regulations, procedures and opportunities into a unique web portal for micro-, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs) to make better informed trade decisions. The overall objective is to simplify market research and reduce trade cost hence maximizing the benefits of trade, in particular for MSMEs in developing countries by supporting them to make better informed trade decisions through the availability of the GTH platform. Geared to meet the specific needs of small business users', the platform is supported by an active network of partners across eleven international agencies, and regularly hosts events and capacity building activities for BSOs and MSMEs on how to leverage global trade opportunities using the GTH platform. The GTH platform has been recognized in 2023 by the G20 Ministers responsible for Trade and Investment as a central platform to support the accessibility of trade-related information and spur the integration of MSMEs in world trade.


    Objectifs de développement durable

    This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.