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GTAP Resource #5821

"New multi-agency global initiative on transparency in trade: Global Trade Helpdesk"
by Mimouni, Mondher, Mathieu Loridan, Bob Koopman and Ralf Peters

The new multi-agency initiative Global Trade Helpdesk will integrate comprehensive information from various sources on market requirements (customs tariffs, taxes, rules of origin, non-tariff measures, notifications of WTO Members, etc.), export/import procedures (e.g. pre-shipment formalities, certification and inspection processes, transport documents, etc.), business opportunities (market prices, company directory, upcoming events, etc.) and policy outlook (trade statistics, export potential analysis, trade agreements etc.).

The platform will serve as a one-stop shop for businesses and researchers looking for comprehensive trade information.

The new platform will address the problem of the lack of information transparency and the complexity of information sources. The Global Trade Helpdesk will draw on ITC and partner organisations’ extensive experience in collecting trade related data, building a network of data providers from national, regional and international institutions worldwide and providing capacity building on online analytical tools for companies, trade support institutions and government organisations.

The beta version of the application was launched at 11th WTO Ministerial Conference in Buenos-Aires. This multi-agency project aims, over 3 years, to build the Global Trade Helpdesk platform with relevant and up-to-date market information that facilitates the trade and investment related decisions of MSMEs and which will significantly advance efforts in economic research and informed trade policymaking.

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Category: 2019 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Warsaw, Poland
Date: 2019
Version: 1
Created: Mimouni, M. (4/15/2019)
Updated: Mimouni, M. (5/14/2019)
Visits: 1,188
- Agricultural policies
- Domestic policy analysis
- Non-Tariff barriers
- Non-Tariff measures in services
- Preferential trading arrangements
- Other data bases and data issues

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