World bodies seek opinion on trade barriers


A group of top world organisations have come together to seek opinions on the private sector’s perception of trade barriers.<!--more-->

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The OECD (Organisation of Economic Cooperation &amp; Development) and WTO (World Trade Organisation) are collaborating with Grow Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) on a private sector survey.

The aim of the survey is to collect views on the barriers that are holding back companies in developing and least developed countries from entering value chains; actions that would help companies in these countries enter, move up and/or establish value chains; and Initiatives with which companies may be already engaged in to address these constraints.

The questionnaire is structured to collect the views of companies engaged in the following five value chains: agri-food; information and communication technologies (ICT); textiles and apparel; tourism and transport and logistics.

The questionnaire contains approximately 20 questions and will take ten minutes to complete.

To complete it, please click <a href="">here </a>

Responses to the survey will be used at the Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade to be held on 8-10 July 2013. The Global Review event is influential in directing support to help developing countries derive the maximum development benefit from trade.

To learn more, click <a href="">here </a>to view a message from WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy.