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. 3, 2007

Advocacy for Trade
Trade Forum articles address ways to build awareness of the potential of trade, from developing a national brand and working with businesses, NGOs, students and journalists to using web sites effectively, and more.Public awarenessTalking Up Trade (4/2006)What...
A Guide for Mexican Trade Networks
Our Readers SpeakFor this reader, views that aren't covered in official trade development reports are a plus.Gabriel Barrera is Executive Director for International Promotion of Mexico's recently established trade and investment promotion agency, ProMexico....
Aid for Trade
The "Aid for Trade" initiative was launched by the World Trade Organization in 2005 to help poorer countries strengthen their economies by developing their export strategies and productive capacity to allow them to export more and successfully face the...
Be Your Own Web Publisher
From bringing post-war societies to life, to public attitudes on trade and major export success stories from developing countries - trade stories are reaching new audiences through major online media, web-based discussions, blogs - and even phones.Though...
Bolivian Students Learn about Trade
Readers should comment on Trade Forum articles in their local media, this professor says.Fair trade and e-commerce can add value and reduce poverty.For 20 years, Guido Cespedes has given classes and conferences on trade in cities all over Bolivia. Since...
Cubans Compare Cases from Other Countries
Technical information and case studies from around the world help this trade promotion leader stay on top of trade trends.Olena Navas Pérez is Director-General of the Cuban Centre for Export Promotion. A Trade Forum reader for 25 years, she consults...
Editors' Picks
by Trade Forum editorial teamA stronger voice for ITCThematic issues are my favourites, because the potential for impact is greater. From research to message development to outreach, such editions reflect a consolidated approach from ITC, with commitment...
E-Trade
This collection shows how exporters can put "e" to work by doing traditional business in innovative ways and finding opportunities in new information and communications technology (ICT) sectors. There are also cases for trade strategists on creating...
In China, Tips for a Growing Trade Power
Information about trade promotion skills and methodologies helps this reader develop programmes for Chinese firms.China is one of the biggest actors in world trade today. As Vice Chairman of China's trade promotion organization, Yu Ping works to help...
Influencing Tunisian Service Exporters
A special Trade Forum edition on exporting services, co-produced with this reader, supported an international services fair in Tunisia.Trade Forum reader Slim Choker is Coordinating Director of Tunisia's Export Market Access Fund, FAMEX. A firm believer...
Informing Swiss Donor Views on Trade
Labour, South-South trade and sustainable specialty products are topics this regular reader would like to see covered.Hans-Peter Egler is Head of the Division for Trade Promotion of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economie Affairs (SECO), which aims...
In Guinea-Bissau, Rebuilding Confidence to Trade
Business success stories from other countries emerging from conflict can help inspire and motivate entrepreneurs in Guinea-Bissau.Guinea-Bissau is one of the world's poorest countries. Its economy is based mainly on agriculture; cashew nuts are its main...
Reducing Poverty
Poor communities can benefit from the opportunity to trade with richer markets. This collection profiles sectors with povertyreducing potential. It also examines strategic issues such as South-South trade and the roles of women entrepreneurs, big business...
Track Online Favourites
With an original voice on the issues of the day, from back office operations to trade talks and ethical fashion, the magazine online offers content for a range of users.Trade law, trade talks and e-trade have consistently been the most popular sections...
Trade in Services
A key source of jobs and income in their own right, services from telecommunications to transportation also underpin exports of agricultural and manufactured goods. Trade strategy-makers, service providers and those who support them will find over SO...
Trade Support
Trade support to developing and transition economies, aimed mainly at the policy and institutional levels, is the core of ITCs work. This Trade Forum collection includes recommendations and case studies of trade development strategies.Managing competitivenessIn...
Trade Talks
The articles below can help developing countries that are considering strategies to influence trade negotiations. They make links between trade and development outcomes, outline how policymakers, business and other civil society groups can work together...
Understanding Web Traffic
A behind-the-scenes look at Trade Forum's online audience may spark ideas to boost traffic on your own sites. It can also help you better select content by understanding where your own web audiences may match with those of Trade Forum.Web traffic grew...
Using Trade Forum
If there is one thing that trade development professionals asked of ITC at its recent events, it was trade intelligence.ITC provides an array of services to help inform business about opportunities to connect poor communities and countries to global...