ITC’s Trade Strategy Programme empowers partner countries to develop, manage and implement home-grown trade development strategies.ITC trade strategies provide partner countries with ambitious yet realistic blueprints for sustainable export development. Leveraging decades of experience, ITC is able to provide partner countries with specific and custom-made solutions to critical development challenges. Our commitment to sustainable export development goes beyond simply designing strategies; we assist partner countries to implement strategies and mobilize international donor resources. Our approach is centred on ensuring partner countries gain the experience to independently design and implement their own trade development strategies. Therefore, technical assistance is built into the strategy design and implementation process.ITC has been facilitating the development of trade strategies since 2003, during which time we have developed more than 100 strategies in more than 70 countries.
Why have a national export strategy?Trade is a recognized motor for development. A national export strategy advances the power of trade to build sustainable economic development. However, trade does not happen by accident but rather by design. National export strategies provide a considered approach that helps countries reap the benefits of their trade policies and integrate into the global economy. Strategies are designed to reduce economic vulnerabilities and build a resilient economy.A trade strategy sets priorities, allocates resources and specifies actions to boost competitiveness, build value addition, and develop new markets. It coordinates stakeholders from the public sector, the private sector, and civil society to work together towards common goals.Ultimately, a trade development strategy provides countries with a key to catalyse job creation, boost incomes, increase foreign exchange earnings, and unlock socio-economic growth. ITC trade strategies place special emphasis on providing opportunities for women, young people, low-skilled workers and remote communities.
Impact of a national export strategyITC-facilitated strategies make trade happen. Strategies create impact at two levels: competitiveness and development impact.
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National Export Strategy - Myanmar
National Export Strategy - Sri Lanka