The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. “ITC enables small business export success in developing countries by providing, with partners, trade development solutions to the private sector, trade support institutions and policy-makers.”
ITC works in six areas such as Product and market development; Development of trade support services; Trade information; Human resource development; International purchasing and supply management; and programme design for trade promotion.
ITC’s strategic objectives are:
- to strengthen the international competitiveness of enterprises;
- to develop the capacity of trade service providers to support businesses; and
- to support policymakers in integrating the business sector into the global economy.
ITC is the development partner for small business export success. ITC’s ultimate goal is to increase entrepreneurship and competitiveness at the enterprise level through products and services responding to the specific needs of exporting enterprises. It partners with trade support institutions to deliver integrated solutions for “Export Impact for Good”. ITC’s services are delivered through five complementary business services such as business and trade policy, export strategy, strengthening trade support institutions, trade intelligence and exporter competitiveness. ITC connects opportunities to markets through strategic development and capacity building based on the business services.