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ASEAN: Sustainable Connectivity Package (SCOPE) - Trade
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Sylvie
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Cochin
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Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p>The SCOPE-Trade project aims at addressing three important trade-related pillars which drive economic connectivity in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and between ASEAN and the European Union (EU) i.e., trade policy environment, digital connectivity for businesses with a focus on micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs), sustainable and resilient value chains. The project will be implemented with the ASEAN Secretariat as well as ASEAN Sectoral Bodies and Working Groups. It is part of and addresses the trade and economic priorities of the EU-ASEAN Sustainable Connectivity Package (acronym SCOPE), which seeks to improve sustainable connectivity between the EU and ASEAN, and within ASEAN.&nbsp;</p>

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Southeast Asia: ITC's Knowledge Repository for Southeast Asia
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Marlena
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Hofherr
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mhofherr@intracen.org
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Sustainable Development Goals

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

<p>This project aims at creating a platform serving as knowledge repository for stakeholders interested in certain trade-related topics imminent to the ASEAN region, based on resources developed under ITC-implemented TRTA projects in Southeast Asia. It is set to achieve scale in knowledge sharing and capacity building by reaching an audience beyond the direct project beneficiaries. The platform is created with the intention to stay for good, which will grant accessibility of resources even after the end of a project, and will therefore also become an integral part of the exit and sustainability strategy of ITC&apos;s projects in Southeast Asia. The platform will allow for a continuous inflow of resources provided by all ITC teams, and will complement ITC&rsquo;s global public goods offerings by providing long-term access to otherwise not (easily) accessible comprehensive regional resources relevant to project stakeholders, and other interested users in the region.</p>

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Digital Export Enablement Programme (DEEP) for ASEAN Small Businesses
With DEEP, MSMEs from ASEAN will take full advantage of the digital trade opportunities to grow and scale their business internationally.
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Embracing new digital trade opportunities

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Google and the International Trade Centre (ITC) collaborate for the Digital Export Enablement Programme (DEEP) for small businesses in the ASEAN region (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).

By equipping them with digital, export-relevant skills, the programme will help 1,000 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) from across ASEAN member states to grow their business internationally. 

We see a future where every small business from ASEAN can take full advantage of digital trade opportunities to scale their business internationally.

Driven by our belief in the power of cross-border commerce, DEEP is facilitating a unique cross-border entrepreneurial journey for small businesses from Southeast Asia, by delivering a series of trainings, access to digital platforms and practical workshops/sessions that will strengthen the capacity of MSMEs from 10 ASEAN markets and will enable them to engage in cross-border digital trade.

The hybrid training programme will cover the fundamentals of market research as well as developing skills in digital marketing and creating digital export strategies for firms. 

 

Why should small businesses apply? 


You’ll become part of a network of entrepreneurs and experts, and benefit from: 

  • Coaching on market research to identify and compare trade opportunities;

  • An online self-driven e-commerce course tailored for small businesses;

  • Access to a global e-commerce community of free resources;

  • Coaching on digital marketing (only for the most motivated 150 businesses!);

  • Access to Google ads credits and/or Google consultation support for eligible SMEs;

  • A certificate from ICC, Google and ITC upon completion of the programme.


If you’d like to participate in the programme, you must: 
  • Be a micro, small or medium-sized business of up to 100 employees. 

  • Be located in one of the ASEAN countries (Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam).

  • Have at least one business online channel (website, marketplace store, social media account).

  • Have a strong interest in/or plan to explore markets in the ASEAN region and beyond. 


Companies are invited to apply by April 30th. Applications will be reviewed by the Programme Steering Committee (ICC, Google, ITC) according to the criteria. The training will start in mid-May for a duration of 3 months. More detailed information will be provided to successful firms in the application process. 

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Anna
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JANKOWSKA-ERIKSSON
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ajankowska@intracen.org
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Cristina
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COLLADO MARTI
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ccollado@intracen.org
ITC @ Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum: Managing Risks for Safe, Efficient Trade - Guide for Border Regulators

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<p>A comprehensive risk management strategy is key to improving the efficiency of border controls and import compliance, to facilitate international trade. &nbsp;A new publication by the International Trade Centre and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe offers a roadmap that shows regulatory agencies in developing countries how to build modern, integrated risk management and compliance systems at the border.</p><p>The publication, ‘Managing Risk for Safe, Efficient Trade &nbsp;- &nbsp;Guide for Border Regulators’, will be launched at a side event of the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum on 31 August. &nbsp;</p><p>The guide aims to help agencies expedite trade flows in the post-pandemic world, while ensuring compliance with and the safety of cross-border trade procedures. It offers policy recommendations to create a national strategy based on five principles, including removing redundant controls and integrating risk management processes.</p>

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ITC recognizes that small island developing states (SIDS) face an unique set of challenges, particularly their vulnerability to external shocks. ITC works with SIDS to improve their export performance through regional collaboration, focused sectoral programmes, institutional support and strengthening the private sector. We also assist these states to trade mainly agricultural products that are attractive to niche markets that demand products proven to be sustainable economically, socially and environmentally.

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The new Asia-Pacific Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) that came into force in January 2022 covers a third of the world economy and will eliminate 90% of tariffs among 15 East Asian and Pacific countries. The agreement will also reduce costs and improve policy cooperation for the benefit of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises which are the engine of most economies. ITC will focus on the ability of these enterprises to compete on sustainable and specialty goods and services.

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