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. 4, 2010

2010 World Export Development Forum
Renewed optimism for export-led growth in the post-crisis eraThe 11th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) held in Chongqing, China on 9-12 September highlighted renewed optimism and commitment to the exportled growth model and the necessity for trade,...
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Case Study: BRUNEI
Brunei's new agro technology park in the global value chainsThe interdependence of the global economy and the increasing reliance Of businesses on global value chains have been underlined by the economic pressures generated by the global financial crisis....
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Colombian COFFEE
Challenges and opportunities ahead for the Colombian Coffee Growers' FederationFor many years Colombian Coffee has being recognized as one of the most important coffee producers in the world. In response to changes in the global coffee market, the Colombian...
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Directory
ITC PUBLICATIONSResources on trade and export development for exporters, trade support institutions and policymakersMARKET ACCESS, TRANSPARENCY AND FAIRNESS IN GLOBAL TRADEExport impact for goodDeveloping countries need to export more in order to boost...
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ITC's Modular Learning System IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Global professional training and certification for greater competitivenessIn a market where customers are more demanding than ever and resources are scarce, achieving excellence in the supply chain is increasingly challenging. With the mandate to provide...
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Laos FROM LAND-LOCKED TO 'LAND-LINKED'
A case study in the benefits of South-South trade for least developed countriesThrough a rethink of its trade policy, Laos has demonstrated how developing countries, in particular least developed ^^h countries (LDCs)1 must reposition themselves to take...
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Message From
ITC 's flagship event -the World Export Development Forum (WEDF). - held in Chongqing, China in September 201O1 signalled a renewed commitment to the Aid for Trade agenda from the more than 300 participants from 48 countries. There was also overwhelming...
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New Drivers OF GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS
The long-term impact of the changing trade landscape on global value chains is being shaped by changes in standards regimes, exchange rates, investment flows and other key determinants such as climate change. While trading with fast-growing emerging...
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New Forces of ECONOMIC GROWTH
The new dynamism and forces of economic growth in developing countries are in contrast to the low growth rates mmm and uncertainty being felt in developed countries, While it is not possible to anticipate whether the pace of growth in the South will...
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New Market Opportunities IN EMERGING MARKETS
As the recovery from the global economic crisis unfolds, the role of emerging economies and changing patterns of m^^m competition are key to the sustainability of world trade growth. Amidst diversifying markets, changing demographics and consumerdriven...
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Regional Trade FOR GLOBAL GAINS
ITCs EnACT programme connects Moroccan leather goods to European buyersAn ITC technical assistance programme in the Middle East and North Africa is developing links to European fashion markets and at the same time building skills and employment opportunities...
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SustainabiliTEA VALUE IN PARTNERSHIP
A collaboration between the Rainforest Alliance, Unilever and the Kenya Tea Development Agency is changing the global tea industryIn December 2009, for the first time, a group of 12,500 smallholder tea farmers achieved Rainforest Alliance certification...
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The State of World Trade MANY GROUNDS FOR OPTIMISM
Things seem subdued, if not pessimistic, in the world of trade. While the heated talk of global currency wars has cooled to some extent, major imbalances remain. The success of the Doha Round is still not assured. And although protectionist pressures...
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Tourism AS A TOOL
For economic development and poverty alleviationMexico is one of the world's top tourist destinations with more than 22 million visitors every year. Almost one in eight jobs is tourism-related and foreign revenue from the sector ranks third after revenues...
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TPO Awards EXCELLENCE IN TRADE
The 2010 TPO Network Awards recognized excellence in export development initiatives by trade promotion and support organizations to boost export performanceSponsored by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the biennial TPO Network Awards aim to support...
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TPO Network CONFERENCE & AWARDS
Building export success in a changing global environmentThe 8th TPO Network Conference and Awards, held in Mexico City on 14-16 October 2010, highhghted the need for trade promotion organizations (TPOs) and the businesses they support to adapt to the...
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Value Chains IN ACEH, INDONESIA
Building peace one link at a timeIn post-conflict Aceh, Indonesia, a joint initiative between three United Nations (UN) agencies (the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development)...
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Value Creation AND PURCHASING STRATEGY
Increasingly, as European manufacturers face fierce competition from new Asian sources, suppliers are looked to as sources of competitive advantage. This article discusses the strategic role that differentiated pur chasing and supply management represents...
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Wines of CHILE
Sustainability ProgramUnder the umbrella Of Vinos de Chile, the Chilean wine industry identified the need to strengthen the sustainability of the country's wine sector. In May 2010, the association's technical branch, Consorcios del Vino, launched the...
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