Launch of EU Gender Survey Report

30 September 2019, Brussels, Belgium


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The report “From Europe to the World: Understanding Challenges for European Businesswomen” was presented by ITC Executive Director Arancha González at the conference “Trade for Her: Empowering Women Through International Trade”, hosted in Brussels by the EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, on 30 September.

The report contributes to the global trade community’s understanding of trade and gender through an innovative approach that looks at both the trade and gender dimensions of firms. The gender dimension has been explored in terms of women’s employment, management and ownership. The overall focus of the survey is on understanding the interlinkages between gender, company characteristics and detailed aspects of international trade.

The survey covers trade in manufactured and agricultural goods, excluding companies trading services, arms and minerals. Firm-level data has been collected and analysed for 1,118 exporting firms across 12 EU member states, namely Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and Sweden. Countries were selected based on their geographical location, size, export relevance, and GDP per capita levels.

The research in this report builds on ITC’s expertise on women in trade-related issues through the SheTrades Initiative, and in data collection through company surveys under ITC’s Non-Tariff Measures Programme. 


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