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Electronics shop in KenyaBlog: Kenya’s first ever national strategy to combat illicit trade boosts the country’s Big 4 Agenda

Philda Maiga was deployed as a national trade advisor to Kenya from 2014 until 2019. She shares insights from her experience in supporting the development of Kenya’s first ever national strategy to combat illicit trade. MORE

Fruit and vegetables on a market stall in GuyanaBlog: Understanding how to improve Guyana’s trade agreements

In November 2017, Edmund Paul Kalekyezi, the National Trade Adviser to Guyana, presented a paper discussing why the country’s international trade treaties have not always brought about the desired results. MORE

Group photo of a Commonwealth meeting in KiribatiBlog: Helping Kiribati improve its business environment for investment

Samson Odhiambo, Hub and Spokes National Trade Adviser to Kiribati, with the assistance of the Enhanced Integrated Framework, facilitated an investment policy consultation on Kiritimati island. MORE

A man harvesting bananasBlog: Boosting Jamaica’s analysis of international trade dynamics

A workshop funded by the Hub and Spokes Programme in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean on Trade Policy and Trade Indicators. MORE

View across a bay to houses on a hill beside the oceanBlog: Adviser sharpens trade analysis skills in the Eastern Caribbean

Allan Paul, the Hub and Spokes Regional Trade Adviser assigned to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, was the key resource person at a three-day workshop. MORE

Close-up of the bow of a blue ship tied up at portBlog: Assisting CARICOM compliance with the WTO’S Trade Facilitation Agreement

The CARICOM Secretariat convened a consultation to take stock of implementation among member states of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement. MORE

A truck loaded with white bags parked near large cranesBlog: Assisting Kenyan MPs counteract unfair trade practices

Philda Maiga, the programme’s National Trade Adviser to Kenya, led a workshop with Members of Parliament and other key stakeholders to raise understanding of important remedial trade legislation. MORE

Fishing in Kiribati, 2008Enhancing stakeholder capacity in Kiribati

Samson Odhiambo is a National Trade Adviser deployed to the Kiribati Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives. MORE

Canoes and boats on a river bank with a large crowd of people gathered nearbyThe Tripartite Free Trade Area Negotiations: Lessons Learned

Racheal Kemigisha is a trade adviser working with the Hub and Spokes programme based in Zambia at the Common Market for Eastern Africa, East African Community. MORE

 Farmer prepares taro for re-planting Tongatapu Tonga10 lessons learned in advising an island nation on trade policy

Jean Bertrand Azapmo is a national trade adviser offers his advice for fellow trade advisers and policy-makers. MORE

Colourful building on the edge of a marinaBlog: Belize has a national trade policy within its sights

Terrence Simfukwe is a trade adviser seconded to Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade under the Hub and Spokes programme. MORE

Bicycles parked on a street in Nakuru, KenyaTransforming Kenya’s economy through its first ever national trade policy

In recent years, Kenya has moved up 21 places in the World Bank’s ease of doing business index, from 113 in 2015 to 92 in 2016. MORE