Trade obstacles to SME participation in trade

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Section D investigates the major trade-related impediments to SMEs’ participation in trade. A key finding in this section is that all types of trade costs, whether they are fixed or variable, adversely affect the ability of SMEs to participate in trade, to a greater extent than large enterprises. Since SMEs are more sensitive to trade barriers than large firms, removing obstacles to trade benefits SMEs disproportionately. It is therefore important to understand what these major obstacles are.

Related Topics: Services ; Trade monitoring
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