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Blog: Understanding how to improve Guyana’s trade agreements

In November 2017, Edmund Paul Kalekyezi, the National Trade Adviser to Guyana, presented a paper discussing why the country’s international trade treaties have not always brought about the desired results. MORE

Blog: Helping Kiribati improve its business environment for investment

Samson Odhiambo, Hub and Spokes National Trade Adviser to Kiribati, with the assistance of the Enhanced Integrated Framework, facilitated an investment policy consultation on Kiritimati island. MORE

Blog: Boosting Jamaica’s analysis of international trade dynamics

A workshop funded by the Hub and Spokes Programme in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean on Trade Policy and Trade Indicators. MORE

Blog: Adviser sharpens trade analysis skills in the Eastern Caribbean

Allan Paul, the Hub and Spokes Regional Trade Adviser assigned to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, was the key resource person at a three-day workshop. MORE

Blog: Assisting CARICOM compliance with the WTO’S Trade Facilitation Agreement

The CARICOM Secretariat convened a consultation to take stock of implementation among member states of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement. MORE

Blog: Assisting Kenyan MPs counteract unfair trade practices

Philda Maiga, the programme’s National Trade Adviser to Kenya, led a workshop with Members of Parliament and other key stakeholders to raise understanding of important remedial trade legislation. MORE

Enhancing stakeholder capacity in Kiribati

Samson Odhiambo is a National Trade Adviser deployed to the Kiribati Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives. MORE

The Tripartite Free Trade Area Negotiations: Lessons Learned

Racheal Kemigisha is a trade adviser working with the Hub and Spokes programme based in Zambia at the Common Market for Eastern Africa, East African Community. MORE

10 lessons learned in advising an island nation on trade policy

Jean Bertrand Azapmo is a national trade adviser offers his advice for fellow trade advisers and policy-makers. MORE

Blog: Belize has a national trade policy within its sights

Terrence Simfukwe is a trade adviser seconded to Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Hub and Spokes programme. MORE

Transforming Kenya’s economy through its first ever national trade policy

In recent years, Kenya has moved up 21 places in the World Bank’s ease of doing business index, from 113 in 2015 to 92 in 2016. MORE