Business, trade and market intelligence: Global Trade Helpdesk
The Global Trade Helpdesk (GTH) is a multi-agency initiative, which aims at improving the quality and transparency 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 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.