As a SheTrades member, you can get free access to SheTrades Virtual Learning, the core training hub for the SheTrades initiative. Participate in group activities, take courses developed by experts, and receive an official ITC certificate upon completion. You can also earn points as you engage in the various activities. As your total number of points grows, you will achieve a higher status, granting you a number of different benefits.
This unique space provides women entrepreneurs with high-quality, wide-ranging learning materials; it offers them the freedom to advance their desired skills, in their own time, and grow their business.
A key challenge for women exporters is the scarcity of reliable trade information on markets. The International Trade Centre has developed a suite of online tools to make global trade more transparent and to assist businesses access new markets.
The Trade Map provides on-line access to one of the world’s largest trade databases and presents indicators on export performance, international demand, alternative markets and the role of competitors from both the product and country perspective. Company contact information is also available for 64 countries.
The Market Access Map provides information on applied customs tariffs, including Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariffs and unilateral and trade agreement preferences. The application also covers tariff rate quotas, trade remedies, rules of origin, plus the corresponding certificates, bound tariffs of World Trade Organization (WTO) members, non-tariff measures and trade flows.
The Investment Map combines statistics on foreign direct investment and international trade, tariff data and the activities of multinational firms into an easy-to-use, interactive internet tool that allows analysis by country, trading partner and sector.
The Sustainability Map enables users to analyse standards-related data and self-assess their sustainability-related performance. The site currently covers more than 220 standards initiatives applicable to more than 80 sectors and 180 countries.
The Procurement Map seeks to help businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, bid for public procurement contracts around the world. It includes a country-by-country breakdown of up to 100,000 public tenders, and indicates when countries have procurement policies that favour women-owned businesses or SMEs.
The Trade Competitiveness Map provides national export performance and national import profiles for around 240 countries and territories. It also offers a Trade Performance Index (TPI) by key export sectors grouped into 14 clusters.