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  • INCORPORATING DEVELOPING COUNTRY SMES INTO VALUE CHAINS: IMPLICATIONS FOR AID FOR TRADE

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    Incorporating developing country SMEs into value chains: Implications for Aid for Trade

    ITC at the WTO's 4th Global Review of Aid for Trade

    ITC Communications
    July 09, 2013

    The growing importance of regional value chains in international trade provides a unique opportunity to increase exports by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through their integration into these value chains. ITC has developed a market-led approach to facilitate the value-chain integration of SMEs from developing countries and transition economies. People working in international business, SMEs and the trade and development sector will share their experiences and discuss opportunities and challenges. The panel will explore the roles and contributions of different stakeholders in the integration process and the implications for the Aid for Trade initiative.

    Moderator: Mr Jean-Marie Paugam, Acting Executive Director, ITC

    • H.E. Ms Anabel González, Minister of Foreign Trade, Costa Rica
    • Ms Valentine Sendanyoye Rugwabiza, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization
    • Mr Stefano Arganese, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Freight Central Eastern Southern Europe and Americas, Middle East, Africa  
    • Prof. Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh
    • Mr Joseph Nkole, National Coordinator, Cotton Association of Zambia

    Refreshments will be provided in the Salle des Pas Perdus for this side event.

    Read more about ITC's participation at the WTO's 4th Global Review of Aid for Trade.

    Read the session report