November 2017

Germany helps Least Developed Countries prepare for e-trade with 750,000 euros in aid

UNCTAD, November 29, 2017
A new UNCTAD project to assess the e-trade readiness in the Least Developed Countries receives funding from Germany.

Businesses from five Asian LDCs eye China trade links

International Trade Center, November 21, 2017
Businesses and trade and investment support institutions (TISIs) from five Asian Least Developed Countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Nepal) will participate this week in the Lancang-Mekong Sub-Regional Commodity Exposition.

USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Remarks At U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Conference

USAID, November 14, 2017
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation will scale up from four to 20 countries. The agency is also looking to more often collaborate and plan with the private sector.

Aid for Trade: Helping developing countries to achieve prosperity through trade and investment

European Commission, November 14, 2017
The updated “Aid for Trade” Strategy 2017 builds on 10 years of EU Aid for Trade assistance and aims to strengthen and modernise EU support to partner countries.

Canada eyeing to be Asean’s key trade partner–Trudeau

Business Mirror, November 14, 2017
During the Asean-Canada 40th Anniversary Commemorative Summit, Trudeau said Canada wants to join the East Asia Summit (EAS) and to be Asean’s key partner for the next 50 years.

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week closes with a call for integrated liberalization policies to achieve sustainable development in the region

UNESCAP, November 3, 2017
Policymakers from over 30 countries and representatives of regional bodies underlined that the Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved through protectionist policies. Instead, the region and the global economy need targeted and inclusive trade and investment liberalization policies.