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SME Competitiveness Outlook 2017

The Region - A Door to Global Trade

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This year’s report focuses on regional trade, the most common form of trade for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It contains 50 country profiles, featuring detailed SME competitiveness assessments and information on each country’s export potential within and outside their geographical region. Success stories of value chain integration are provided for Ghana, Hungary, Indonesia, Kenya and Morocco. The report provides targeted advice for policymakers, businesses, and trade and investment support institutions, and combines data analysis, case studies, academic insights and opinions by thought leaders.

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Executive summary

Deep integration is good for value chains. This report provides new evidence that deep regional integration is linked to greater value chain activity. What’s more, preferential trade agreements with investment provisions have a stronger effect on value chain integration than stand-alone bilateral investment treaties.

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