Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


Participation of Small Economies in Global Value Chains

Evidence and Policy Issues

This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics focuses on the integration of small economies in value chains in the agrifood, seafood, and textiles and apparel sectors in the case of goods, and in tourism as well as IT and business process outsourcing in the case of services. The paper also highlights small economies' trade policy options related to foreign direct investment (FDI), small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), regional integration, transport infrastructure, logistics and trade facilitation.


Keywords: integration, global value chains, small economies
JEL: F13: International Economics / Trade / Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations; F15: International Economics / Trade / Economic Integration
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