The Asian Trade Centre Foundation provides integrated support for public authorities to strengthen their capabilities to plan, develop and implement effective trade policy programmes. The Foundation is dedicated to developing a deeper understanding of effective trade policies on a long-term basis for officials, by pooling together global resources, facilities, expertise and people.
The Foundation aims to develop common capacity building tools, materials, and platforms for understanding, negotiating and implementing effective trade policies.
What we do
We disseminate information about trade in a transparent manner
Share knowledge and best practices on policies, procedures and provide working guidelines for officials;
Create modern training materials on trade and organize regular training sessions
Respond to call for tenders for governments, regional and international organizations and institutions for trade-related research and capacity-building activities;
Our work involves
Developing new trade initiatives through structured meetings and workshops;
Promoting exchanges of experts and facilitate discussion of trade agreements and related issues;
Formulating specific trade policy recommendations;
Organizing and coordinating stakeholder consultations including the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and
Running projects involving international trade with other Foundations, NGOs and international organizations.
Foundational materials will include World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), European Union FTAs, American and other bilateral free trade agreements.
The Foundation provides capacity building to strengthen the capacity of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), and women-owned businesses to increase their knowledge and participation in international trade.