Patricia R. Francis

Patricia R. Francis is Executive Director of the International Trade Centre. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, ITC is the joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. ITC enables small business export success in developing countries by providing, with partners, trade development solutions to the private sector, trade-support institutions and policymakers.

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