SME Competitiveness Outlook 2016: Meeting the Standard for Trade is a report of the International Trade Center (ITC). It focuses on the role of standards and regulations in increasing the competitiveness of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The report combines data analysis, academic insights, thought leader opinions and case studies to provide guidance for policymakers, SME managers and standard setters.
It also discusses various standards and provides general insights into the impact of standards and regulations on SME competitiveness. The report further provides targeted insights into specific channels through which individual standards and regulations affect SMEs.
It is a useful resource in providing strategies for SME managers on how to select and implement standards and regulations.