Women play a big role in regional, national and international trade, competitiveness and economic growth. Governments, private sectors and nonprofits such as WEGG can contribute and support women in economic leadership and global trade..
For example, women entrepreneurs in Uganda have asked their government to address the issues of non-tariff barriers (NTB), saying they hinder women’s participation in cross border trade. NTBs are a form of restrictive trade where barriers to trade are established and take a form other than a tariff. Non-tariff barriers might include quotas, levies, embargoes, sanctions and other restrictions.
Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Ltd. (UWEAL) indicates there is need for concerted efforts to address the challenge of NTBs, to come up with solutions and to attract and promote more women in cross border trade.
Screenshot courtesy: UWEAL