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This new ITC tool seeks to empower women in trade

A new tool by the International Trade Centre aims to track policies for women in trade. The SheTrades outlook shows that South Africa, Mauritius, Rwanda and Samoa have designed policies that boost women’s economic empowerment. Vanessa Erogbogbo, Chief of the SheTrades Initiative at ITC joins CNBC Africa for more.

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