WTO’s Informal Working Group on MSMEs launches the Trade4MSMEs platform to help businesses internationalize

WTO’s Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) launches the Trade4MSMEs platform, a tool aimed at helping small companies find trade-related information that improves their ability to trade internationally. The platform will also help policymakers design measures tailored to the needs of small companies.

The new platform will allow small businesses to access a diverse range of trade information brought together from a variety of sources.

The platform contains short guides providing key information on the steps that companies need to follow before exporting or importing goods or services, such as how to assess the export potential of the markets they are targeting and their readiness to export.

The guides list the key trade documents required for companies to export or import in various markets, the contractual or intellectual property issues that need to be considered and the logistics and transport options available. The guides also explain how small businesses can access trade finance, make the best use of digital tools, and deal with potential trade disputes.

The platform was developed with the financial support of the United Kingdom's Trade and Investment Advocacy Fund (TAF2+) and UKAid.

For more information please contact [email protected]

 

Jana Psarska

Jana Psarska

Policy Manager, International Trade, techUK

Jana is techUK’s Policy Manager for International Trade.

She supports techUK members in navigating international markets, including market access and regulatory challenges, and assists the tech sector in taking full advantage of UK’s trade deals. Her responsibilities also include driving the UK digital trade policy agenda. Jana is committed to promoting UK digital trade by engaging businesses, UK government and international partners.

Jana has several years of experience in trade promotion, public policy, and providing strategic advice on international expansion strategy to companies across a variety of sectors. Prior to techUK, she worked for the Department for International Trade, helping UK SMEs expand abroad.

She holds a MA in International Political Economy from King’s College London.

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