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Cross-Border Trade

Support for Cross-Border Trade by SMEs

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are critical drivers of growth in the 21st century economy. SMEs are underrepresented in cross-border trade in the region. Capacity constraints limit SMEs’ ability to tackle border regulations and issues, identify appropriate partners and clients on the other side of the border, and access existing government supports.


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