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, 1997

International Purchasing
In May two ITC officers undertook a one-week mission to the United Kingdom to continue technical discussions with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and a local consultancy firm on the development of ITC's international purchasing diagnostic...
ITC's Technical Cooperation Activities: Annual Report
Foreword On behalf of the International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO (ITC), I am pleased to submit to ITC's parent bodies and other stakeholders ITC's annual report for the year 1996. The report situates the efforts of ITC in the context of the changing international...
Joint Advisory Group
Wide support for ITC's recent reform and revitalization measures was expressed at ITC's annual intergovernmental meeting, the Joint Advisory Group (JAG), held in Geneva from 21 to 25 April. A total of 147 representatives of 94 countries and 12 organizations...
New Information and Communication Technologies for Market Development
With the globalization of the international economy, the availability of cost-effective means for data communication is a major factor in competitiveness. Business opportunities must be seized immediately. For this purpose companies have to be in a position...
Regional Roundup: Africa
Some examples of ITC's technical cooperation activities by region during the period: * Africa Nigeria: In June ITC consultants carried out missions in trade information, export marketing, and import supply and management under two UNDP-financed programmes...
Regional Roundup: Asia and the Pacific
Bangladesh: At the request of the Government, ITC participated in a multi-agency needs assessment and programming mission to Bangladesh in June. The mission was undertaken jointly by representatives of UNCTAD, WTO, UNDP, the UN Economic and Social Commission...
Supply and Demand Surveys: A Tool for Promoting South-South Trade
TC is increasingly involved in the promotion of trade cooperation among developing countries and economies in transition. As part of its technical cooperation in this process, it has adapted selected methodologies to assess the potential for South-South...
U.S. Market Ripe for Tropical Juice Imports
As demand for nonalcoholic drinks rises in the United States, sales of tropical fruit juices are also likely to go up. The U.S. import market for tropical fruit juices, concentrates, and pulp and puree (mostly in bulk form) was valued at an estimated...