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, 1998

Accessories for Pets-A Growing Market
From dog baskets to cat litter, ferret toys to llama backpacks, turtle bowls to fishtanks, pet care videos to magnets - with over 12,000 items, the market for pet accessories is broad and growing. Raw materials for pet accessories are widely available;...
Developing a Quality Management System
In order to produce quality products, suppliers must have a customer/market orientation, must establish an adequate product qualityprice relationship, must have a well trained and motivated work force and must possess a firmly established quality management...
Niche Markets for Service Exports
The service sector of world trade offers a broad range of opportunities for exporters in developing countries. Because such opportunities are not widely known among potential service suppliers, ITC has produced profiles of service categories with good...
Regional Roundup: Asia and the Pacific
Asian LDCs targeted for joint trade assistance: Joint missions (ITC, UNCTAD, WTO and in some cases UNDP) are taking place in Nepal, Cambodia, Laos and Bhutan in spring and summer 1998. The missions are a followup to the High Level Meeting on Integrated...
The South African Market for Food and Beverages
Agriculture has always been an important part of the South African economy, and food processing, which until recently was strongly protected through high customs duties as well as non-tariff barriers, remains an important industry. In the past, foodstuff...