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, 1995

Bangladesh Exports Shine at Jewellery Fair
Bangladesh exhibited its gold jewellery for the first time at an international jewellery fair, "Jewellery Arabia 95," held from 26 to 29 October in Bahrain, with highly encouraging results. Five Bangladeshi companies participated in the show following...
Dynamic Markets for Fruit Juices in Asia
According to a forthcoming ITC study, several Asian markets have become particularly important outlets for fruit juices. Imports of fruit juices into the four markets covered by the survey, i.e. Hong Kong, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Singapore,...
Economies in Transition: Promoting Foreign Trade
At a recent workshop organized jointly by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and ITC for economies in transition, hosted by the Government of Poland, trade promotion strategies and related institutional infrastructures were...
Imports Play a Key Role in U.K. Toy Sales
In 1994 the U.K. market for toys was worth around L1.6 billion at retail prices, the equivalent of US$2.56 billion, and imports accounted for L1.08 billion of this ($1.73 billion). Until the mid-1970s toys made and branded in the United Kingdom led sales...
ITC News
* Import promotion officesITC convened the annual meeting of directors of national import promotion offices (IPOs) at its headquarters on 21 and 22 November. A total of 16 representatives of 13 institutions attended. The participants discussed trade...
Negotiations for Export Business: Elements for Success
Doing business internationally is a demanding task, particularly for small and medium-size enterprises in the increasingly competitive global economy. To approach foreign markets successfully, business executives need to be well versed in the art of...
Successful Export Results: Expanding Intra-African Trade
In August this year a buyer-seller meeting for textiles and clothing took place in Lusaka to explore trading opportunities in this sector for enterprises in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). Over a period of four days, 34 companies...
The Uruguay Round: New Approach for the Textiles and Clothing Sector
The Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations resulted in new international trading rules for textiles and clothing that are of direct interest to many exporters in developing countries. The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing is the principal...
The Zimbabwe Association of Packaging: Contributing to Export Promotion
The Zimbabwe Association of Packaging (ZAP) was formed in 1989 as a focal point for packaging development in the country. Its functions have gradually broadened, and now include:* Serving as a forum for discussions among bodies and individuals involved...