IOS Partners has developed a worldwide reputation assisting countries and enterprises in their efforts to attract investment, increase trade and foreign exchange earnings and gain access to new markets. The firm works directly with governments to develop appropriate investment & trade policies as well as identify and eliminate barriers and constraints to trade through technical assistance to Ministries and agencies by drafting laws and regulations, overseeing customs reform, trade facilitation as well as assistance in WTO accession.

IOS Partners has been engaged in all aspects of trade facilitation and investment promotion, including:

  • Trade policy, Legal and regulatory reform

  • Customs reform and modernization including the development of single window systems

  • Export promotion strategies

  • Value chain analysis

  • Enterprise development

  • Authorized Economic Operators

  • Legal and regulatory compliance

  • Trade fair, seminar and conference management

  • Investment promotion

  • Development of Special Economic Zones, Export Processing Zones, Free Trade Zones, etc.

  • WTO accession and compliance

  • Regional integration

  • Institutional strengthening

  • Training and capacity building

  • Competitiveness

Possibly one of our most successful accomplishments has been in the creation and development of local business service organizations that help sustain export growth and diversification. Other aspects of our work in trade development often involve working directly with enterprises that are interested in exporting or increasing their exports. We develop customized technical assistance programs, specifically targeted to meet our client’s needs and directly improve their ability to compete in the global marketplace.

IOS Partners has developed a stellar track-record in designing special economic zones programs and advising special economic zones agencies on strategies and techniques for the identification and cultivation of potential investors as well as the development of specific programs and incentives that have been successful in attracting Greenfield investment. Our work includes analyzing client production relative to market competition, customer requirements and segmentation of buyer demand in niche markets.

Through our wholly owned IT affiliate, IOSsoft, Inc., we provide specialized consulting services addressing the complex requirements involved in the promotion and development of information technologies, supporting the development and use of innovative applications, ensuring IT security and reliability, and facilitating collaboration with relevant local organizations to maximize the distribution of IT skills and knowledge. Our expertise has been applied successfully to numerous projects involving various aspects of information technology, including Single Window Solutions and Trade Portals.