International Trade Forum

Magazine available in three languages focuses on trade development for developing and transition economics. It analyzes trends, opportunities, provides views from trade development experts and reports on International Trade Forum events and services.

Articles from No. 1, 2001

ACP Countries "Think Regional"
How can African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries benefit most from the new world trading system? This was the theme of a keynote address delivered by ITC's Executive Director, J. Denis Belisle, at the Meeting of the ACP Ministers Responsible for...
Back Office Operations
Consider back office operations in your national export development strategy. Developing countries can harness the current trend of outsourcing business operations to address key challenges in managing their economic development. This article is the...
Bridging the Digital Divide
Five stepping stones to make countries e-competitive International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO Legal framework *Create trust in the mechanics of e-trade (electronic signatures, copyrights, consumer protection, consumer privacy, dispute resolution). *Reinforce...
Business Round Table on IT Prospects in Central and Eastern Europe
ITC joined with the Slovenian Ministry of Economic Relations and Development and WTO to hold a regional business round table on International Market Prospects for Information Technology Industries (Portorose, November 2000). Continued growth in the information...
Converting Export Opportunities into Business
ITC Business Round Table at UN LDC III ITC will organize a Business Sector Round Table for the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (Brussels, May 2001). The meeting provides a forum for creative dialogue to some 75 participants...
E-Brief from Canada
Tips on Canada's e-strategy, services and partnerships, presented during ITC's e-mail discussions on export development in the digital economy. Commitment to e-government Canada's federal government is committed to achieving fully enabled electronic...
E-Challenges: Countries in Action
Below is a small sample of e-trade challenges and approaches in developing countries. For more information, see the Executive Forum book and e-mail discussions at http://www.intracen.org/execforum Ghana's national strategy is to promote export development...
E@itc
ITC plications, printed a chronic, that build e-awareness and e-competence Books Export Development in the Digital Economy (2000) Secrets of Electronic Commerce (2000) Offshore Back Office Operations (2000) The SME and Information Technology (2000) Innovating...
E-Trade Opportunities: Are Developing Countries Ready?
Services exporting, software development and hardware represent three major market opportunities for firms in developing and transition economies. Traditional exporters can also harness new technologies to cut costs and reposition themselves in the international...
E-Tr@de Briefs
Partners News and Views Organizations DOTforce The Digital Opportunity Task Force was established at the G8 Summit in Okinawa, Japan, in July 2000 and convened its first meeting on 27-28 November in Tokyo. The task force will examine concrete steps to...
FAQ.About Business Negotiations on the Internet
Used effectively, e-mail and the web are good communication channels that business executives can use for negotiations. Q. What are the advantages of negotiating via the Internet? A. When negotiating from your office, you save time and money on travel....
From the Editor
Once again, ITC presents trade development perspectives shaped by the impact of information and communication technology. This issue reports conclusions from "Executive Forum 2000: Export Development in the Digital Economy", the resulting ITC e-trade...
In Brief
New ITC Director of Administration Mr. Gian Piero Roz, an Italian national, has joined ITC as Director, Division of Administration. His previous post was as Director, Information Services Technology Division, Department of Management at the United Nations...
ITC's Market Brief Programme
ITC's Market Briefs are short market analyses, available in print and on ITC's web site, which review export potential for products and markets of interest to developing countries. Below is a summary of a recent ITC Market Brief on Fruit and Vegetable...
ITC Spells out Its E-Trade Strategy
The coclusions drawn from the Executive Forum helped ITC to crystalize its thinking on how to assist its clients to understand, develop and apply the new information and communication technologies and associated business practices to internatinal trade....
Our Readers Write
Readers' favourite topics Innovation "Thank you for sending me your publications, Successful Services Exporting and Innovating for Success in the Export of Services, which you had promised me in your e-mail responding to my comments on Forum magazine...
Playing @ the Digital Game
Too few firms in developing countries are taking advantage of new technologies which can help them export better. In this article, ITC focuses on what developing countries can do to shift their attention from the "Digital Divide" to the "Digital Dividend"....
Views on E-Trade in Developing Countries
What are business executives in developing countries and trade development officials saying about e-trade? Below is a "sampler" - a taste of the individual views expressed during the Executive Forum process. For more views, see the Executive Forum web...