Shetrades is an intiative of the International Trade Center, a multilateral agency which has a joint mandate with the World Trade Organization and the United Nations through the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
SheTrades enables women entrepreneurs to improve the quality of their products and services.
SheTrades has had country launches with the support of governments who have adapted it to local context to ensure that women have a greater role in their economies.
So far, more than 120 corporations and institutions have signed up to support the initiative. The goal of Shetrades is to connect 1 million women to market by 2020.
Shetrades also provides e-learning and market toold for these female entrepreneurs.
The International Trade Centre developed a suite of online tools to make global trade more transparent and to assist businesses access new markets.
The market tools include
The Trade Map provides on-line access to one of the world’s largest trade databases and presents indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and the role of competitors from both the product and country perspective. Company contact information is also available for 64 countries.
Market Access Map
The Market Access Map provides information on applied customs tariffs, including Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariffs and unilateral and trade agreement preferences.
The Investment Map combines statistics on foreign direct investment and international trade, tariff data and the activities of multinational firms into an easy-to-use, interactive internet tool that allows analysis by country, trading partner and sector.
The Sustainability Map enables users to analyse standards-related data and self-assess their sustainability-related performance. The site currently covers more than 220 standards initiatives applicable to more than 80 sectors and 180 countries.
The Procurement Map seeks to help businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, bid for public procurement contracts around the world.
Trade Competitiveness Map
The Trade Competitiveness Map provides national export performance and national import profiles for around 240 countries and territories.
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