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, 1994

Cost Management: Key to Competing in Foreign Markets
To succeed in foreign markets, exporters must price their products competitively. Often they cannot do this as their costs are too high. Or they may unknowingly underestimate their costs and quote a price that is too low, resulting in losses.For these...
"ITC at the Crossroads: An Agenda for the Future"
In 1994 ITC celebrates its 30th year of promoting the trade of developing countries. The review of ITC's past experience invites a fresh look at ITC's future in the light of the evolution of world trade, the changing needs of recipient countries and...
ITC: Into the Future
It is indeed a great pleasure for me to address ITC's Joint Advisory Group for the first time. This is a most important JAG: it is the first comprehensive JAG since 1991; it is the one when we shall celebrate the 30th Anniversary of ITC; and it is the...
Managing Training Evaluation in Trade Promotion
Evaluation is too often looked upon as a marginal activity to be carried out at the end of an executive training programme. Instead it should be viewed as a core training function. For evaluation to be an effective instrument of benefit to the participants...
Message of Mr. P.C. Alexander, Former Executive Director of ITC
"It is with a great sense of satisfaction and happiness that I recall my three years' association with the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/GATT. I joined the ITC in June 1978 as an Adviser to the then Director Mr. Victor E. Santiapillai for the preparation...
Message of Mr. Victor E. Santiapillai, Former Director of ITC
"While I regret my inability to be present at the Joint Advisory Group's Commemorative Session on the occasion of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/GATT, I wish to commend the ITC for its dedication to the cause of expansion...
Statement of Ambassador Haron Siraj of Malaysia, Chairman of the 27th Session of the Joint Advisory Group
"This is indeed an auspicious occasion seeing the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/GATT thirty years old, a real big achievement having grown from a small organization in 1964 to what it is now. The organization has witnessed many successes, many tangible...
Statement of Ambassador John F. Swift of Ireland
"Ireland offers its warmest congratulations to the International Trade Centre on its Thirtieth Anniversary. Our wish is for the good work of the Centre to continue and to be increasingly effective in the years ahead.Our meeting this afternoon has been...
Statement of Ambassador Risto Rekola of Finland on Behalf of the Nordic Countries
"On behalf of the Nordic countries--Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland--I would like to pay tribute to the International Trade Centre, when we today are celebrating its Thirtieth Anniversary.Thirty years in a human life is a very long time and the life-cycle...
Statement of Ambassador Tej Bunnag of Thailand, Chairman of the Group of 77 in Geneva
"Allow me to congratulate you, Mr. Chairman, on behalf of the Group of 77 and on my own behalf on your election to chair this meeting. With your experience and ever cheerful leadership, successful outcome is inevitable. It is a great honour for me to...
Statement of Ambassador William Rossier of Switzerland on Behalf of the Host Country
"Switzerland, as the host country for numerous international organizations, is naturally always pleased to mark the anniversary of an organization established in Geneva. Nevertheless, there are some anniversaries which it celebrates with more affection...
Statement of Mr. Carlos Fortin, Officer-in-Charge of UNCTAD
"It is my privilege and my pleasure, on behalf of the United Nations and of UNCTAD, to address this gathering on the occasion of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the International Trade Centre.The International Trade Centre has a unique position in the United...
Statement of Mr. Goran M. Engblom, Former Executive Director of ITC
"It is a great privilege for me to be given the opportunity to address you on the occasion of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/ GATT. The celebration of this Anniversary is the time for making some brief reflections...
Statement of Mr. J. Denis Belisle, Executive Director of ITC
"It is a great honour and pleasure for me to address this commemorative session marking the Thirtieth Anniversary of the ITC. Three decades is a major milestone in the life of an organization, and I have the privilege to share in this observance with...
Statement of Mr. Peter Brno of the Slovak Republic on Behalf of Belarus, the Czech Republic, Poland, the Republic of Bulgaria, Romania, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the Slovak Republic
"It is my privilege to speak on behalf of Belarus, the Czech Republic, Poland, the Republic of Bulgaria, Romania, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the Slovak Republic. I would like to congratulate you Mr. Chairman and the...
Statement of Mr. Peter D. Sutherland, Director-General of GATT
"It is a great pleasure for me to join you today to celebrate ITC's Thirtieth Anniversary.Many of those present in this room can still look back to the creation of the Centre on 1 May 7964 as a modest unit of the GATT secretariat formed "to provide trade...
Statement of Mr. Tang Yufeng of China
"The rapid development of international trade in the last thirty years, especially in the last ten years, has contributed much to global economic growth. Foreign trade of developing countries also grew in the same period, and efforts by ITC over the...
Trade and Sustainable Human Development: Collaboration between UNDP and ITC
"Trade and development have traditionally gone hand-in-hand. Over the years, successful development strategies have often been classified as "export-led." Exports have often been termed an "engine of growth," generating the surpluses to finance investment....