CWEIC are delighted to be attending the launch of the Trade Knowledge Exchange (TKE) knowledge-hub at a reception in London on the 18th January. Due to be launched by Former Director General of the WTO Mr Pascal Lamy, the new platform will aim to help businesses and governments interpret the opportunities of the post-Brexit international trading landscape. Commonwealth markets will feature heavily in the TKE’s work.
One of the hub’s founding organisations is the SAANA Institute whose recent work includes running the Trade Out of Poverty APPG and its inquiry into the Commonwealth’s potential to support economic growth in the developing world. In partnership with the ODI they published a booklet on the 10 Commonwealth Policy Priorities for Trade and Development which can be read here.
The launch comes as CWEIC prepares to hold the Commonwealth Business Forum in London in April. Convening 800 senior business and Government leaders, the forum will highlight the enormous potential for heightened intra-Commonwealth trade with the ‘Commonwealth Factor’ cutting trade costs between Commonwealth trading partners by an average of 19%.
CWEIC looks forward to seeing TKE’s work unfold, particularly the potential facilitation of closer ties between Commonwealth markets.