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  • Small Island Developing States

    Fluctuations in the global economy. Natural disasters. Climate change. These are but a few of the challenges that Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face when it comes to exports.

    ITC works with SIDS to improve their export performance through regional collaboration, focused sectoral programmes, institutional support and strengthening the private sector.

    These countries are signatories to a multitude of international, regional and bilateral trade agreements in their concerted effort to deepen regional integration and the greater participation in the globalized economy. ITC’s tailored programme on business and trade policy works to demystify trade agreements from a business perspective. ITC also works to ensure that technical barriers to trade, as well as sanitary and phytosanitary measures, do not hinder countries from accessing the international markets.

    Many SIDS also benefit from the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) programme, generally used by least developed countries, to facilitate export trade.

    ITC aims to assist SIDS in building better management systems for export processes, improving provisions of export facilitation services and working toward reducing export transaction costs.

    Small Island Developing States in which ITC works and are members of the UN:
    Antigua and Barbuda
    Bahamas
    Bahrain
    Barbados
    Belize
    Cape Verde
    Comoros
    Cuba
    Dominica
    Domincan Republic
    Fiji
    Grenada
    Guinea-Bissau
    Guyana
    Haiti
    Jamaica
    Kiribati
    Maldives
    Marshall Islands
    Federated States of Micronesia
    Mauritius
    Nauru
    Palau
    Papau New Guinea
    Samoa
    Sao Tome and Principe
    Singapore
    St. Kitts and Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent and the Grendadines
    Seychelles
    Solomon Islands
    Suriname
    Timor-Leste

    Small Island Developing States that are Non-UN Members/Associate Members of the Regional Commissions:
    American Samoa
    Anguilla
    Aruba
    British Virgin Islands
    Commonwealth of Northern Marianas
    Cook Islands
    Guam
    Montserrat
    Netherlands Antilles
    New Caledonia
    Niue
    Puerto Rico
    U.S. Virgin Islands