MSMEs Trade Policy at Work

Barriers for MSMEs to Export at Regional and International Level: Views of MSMEs from Africa and Asia

Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (MSMEs) play very important role in economic development, sustainable livelihoods, industrialisation and employment creation. They employ a wide range of people including the most vulnerable such as women and youth. Based on stakeholder interviews conducted in various developing and least developed countries in Asia and Africa, this paper reflects on the challenges face by the MSME exporters in those parts of the world.