To help countries realize the economic benefits of increased trade, Chemonics facilitates trade capacity building and regulatory reform, and promotes trade integration through regional and bilateral trade agreements. Our programs strengthen governments’ institutional capacity to coordinate trade and tariff policies, build the capacity of governmental staff to negotiate and implement trade agreements, and support reform for border crossing operations and build the capacity of customs officials. We facilitate World Trade Organization accession and compliance; support trade policy improvements and the establishment of single windows; and improve competition policy, investor protection, and trade-related infrastructure, while engaging in trade promotion to enable countries to benefit fully from trade agreements, resulting in increased investment, jobs, and economic growth.
Trade and Regulatory Reform.
A Stronger Private Sector in Pakistan
Socioeconomic stabilization of vulnerable areas in Pakistan is of strategic interest and an urgent priority of the U.S. government.
Accelerating Agricultural Growth in Pakistan
In the most populated region in Pakistan, new policy and investment is giving a boost to agribusinesses and creating economic growth.
Reducing Barriers to Trade in Central Asia
Poised outside large Asian and Middle Eastern markets, Central Asian countries need assistance to negotiate and overcome constraints on trade and facilitate trade across borders.
How Do We Leapfrog the Status Quo in Trade?
The word of the day is “innovation.” Ask anyone to define it, though, and you won’t get one answer. Innovation can be new technology, processes, models, ideas — but it can also be tools that we’ve had on our belt for several years, applied in new places. Innovation can be learning and adapting. It can…
Beyond WTO Accession: Next Steps in Afghanistan
Accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for Afghanistan, a country in dire need of connectivity with the rest of the global economy, is a noteworthy accomplishment. Yet accession is a means to an end, not the end goal itself. This end goal is a vibrant economy bolstered by strong trade relationships and access to…
The Sky’s the Limit: Unlocking Afghanistan’s Exports with Air Cargo
Afghanistan’s economy is heavily reliant on imports. The country’s imports totaled $6.67 billion in 2016, dwarfing its $604 million in exports. As the country transitions to a more export-oriented economy, transporting goods by air can provide significant opportunities to increase economic growth. Afghanistan’s ability to boost exports is hampered by its landlocked location and its…