The CRT supports developing countries in fostering a business environment that is conducive to trade growth by facilitating the inclusion of the private sector perspective into the policy-making process.
The CRT assists in institutionalising public-private dialogue for the formulation of trade strategy and policies at national and regional levels.
The role of business in an open market economy system is to create wealth for shareholders, employees, customers and society at large. No other human activity matches private enterprise in its ability to marshal people, capital and innovation under controlled risk-taking, in order to create meaningful jobs and produce goods and services profitably – profit being essential to long-term business survival and job creation.
The CRT helps developing countries and economies in transition build a more conducive business environment by:
- Supporting policy makers, TSIs and the private sector to implement trade facilitation;
- Supporting public and private sector partners to lead the development of export strategies, and implementation management plans to make these strategies a reality;
- Facilitating the development of a stronger private sector voice in policy-making processes;
Strengthening local institutions for a sustainable, home-grown approach that embeds public-private partnerships in policy processes.