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. 2, 1996

Analyzing International Demand for Your Country's Products
Participation in international trade is one of the key factors for national economic growth. Yet information on the export portfolios of many developing countries remains incomplete, and it is therefore difficult for policymakers in those countries to...
Business Aspects of the Uruguay Round Agreements
The Uruguay Round agreements on services and on intellectual property rights are important for business firms. Trade in services is growing and currently accounts for over 20% of all international trade. The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS),...
Human Resource Development
As part of a WTO trade policy course in Spanish, ITC organized a programme on 30 April and 1 May at its headquarters on the techniques of export development and trade promotion for 24 participants from Latin America. In cooperation with UN Economic and...
Importing Inputs for Export Production
Manufacturing for export often calls for imports of intermediary goods. Guidelines on importing these Inputs efficiently. The production of manufactured goods for export often requires the import of substantial quantities or varieties of material inputs....
ITC's New Mission Statement
Mandate ITC is a technical cooperation organization whose mission is to support developing and transition economies, and particularly their business sectors, in their efforts to realize their full potential for developing exports and improving import...
JAG Endorses New ITC Focus
ITC's annual Joint Advisory Group (JAG) meeting strongly endorsed ITC's recent reform and revitalization measures and pledged continued backing for ITC's technical cooperation programme in the period ahead. A total of 178 representatives of 83 countries...
Preparing for Your Business Negotiations
It is widely recognized that systematic planning and preparation are critical elements of successful business negotiations. Experienced export executives devote substantial time to these functions before sitting down at the negotiating table. As a general...
Trends in the International Spice Trade
Trade in spices amounts to between 400,000 tons and 450,000 tons annually, valued at US$1.5 billion to $2.0 billion. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the value of this trade tended to stagnate because of low prices for almost all spices. The price...
Why National Export Promotion
Exporting is one of many market expansion activities of the firm. As such, exporting is similar to looking for new customers in the next town, the next state, or on the other coast; it differs in that national borders are crossed, and international accounts...