Conducive policy and regulatory environment: Trade negotiations and policy reform



    The ITC’s Supporting Trade Negotiations and Policy Reform Programme seeks to strengthen the capacity of public and private sector stakeholders to contribute to trade negotiations and policy formulation on emerging matters relating to facilitating green trade, e-commerce, inclusive trade, sustainable and resilient value chains,  strengthened multilateral and regional integration, and other trade policy issues identified as relevant for a conducive business environment. 

    Through this project, ITC will, in relation to the topics mentioned above, seek to (a) enhance knowledge/awareness of stakeholders through technical briefs/guides and information-sharing/awareness-raising events; (b) capacitate stakeholders to formulate negotiating positions/submissions through advisory material/sessions and inputs from public and private sectors; and (c) support domestic trade policy reforms through technical studies/analyses and related advisory support to facilitate implementation of reforms, including undertaking legislative/regulatory reforms. 

    In designing and implementing such support, ITC builds upon the multilateral and regional/bilateral trading frameworks in place to ensure there is a coherent and coordinated approach to domestic trade and investment policy reforms and that measures implemented are aligned with trade commitments undertaken and/or international best practices in this regard.

    The activities implemented under this project will be based on requests received from countries/institutions.


    Sustainable Development Goals

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

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