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1 Meg Jones, Women and Trade Programme Manager, ITC Ministerial Round-Table, Global Summit of Women, Istanbul 7 May 2011 How Women Entrepreneurs can Take Advantage of Trade Agreements

2 Which Agreements is my country party to? Where to find information: - Statistical data: UN Statistics Division, WTOs World Trade Report, national customs data -Advice on export at the national level: Trade Promotion Organisation, such as Uganda Export Promotion, Austrade. -Big picture market analysis: ITCs market analysis tools – Product Map, Trade Map and Market Access Map 2

3 ITCs Market Access Map: Market Access Map covers customs tariffs (import duties) and other measures applied by 190 importing countries to products from 239 countries and territories. Most Favoured Nation (MFN) customs duties as well as multilateral, regional and bilateral preferences Bound tariffs Tariff-quotas: multilateral and bilateral Anti-dumping duties Rules of Origin and Certificates of Origin Trade flows: import/export statistics Import Tariffs: ad valorem, specific and ad valorem equivalents of the specific tariffs Analysis: Tariff aggregation at any sectoral and regional level Tariff reduction simulations: using various formulae 3

4 MacMap: Track suits from Kenya to USA 4

5 Qualifies under MFN and AGOA 5

6 Eligibility Criteria Defined 6

7 Apparel Eligibility under Rules of Origin, AGOA 7

8 Global Platform for Action on Sourcing from Women Vendors Create shared value by sourcing from women vendors that offer competitive products and services; Promote the benefits of sourcing from women vendors, educating multinational corporations on the business case and return on investment; Share knowledge on policies and practices to increase sourcing from women vendors; Support, initiate or improve efforts to integrate women vendors into value chains; and Report to the Platform for Action Steering Committee on activities and impact via an annual survey 8

9 For further information: Meg Jones Women and Trade Programme Manager ITC Palais des Nations 1211 Geneva Switzerland


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