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. 3, 1996

Expanding International Market for Rubber Products
Imports of rubber products into countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) from developing countries have witnessed a steady growth in the last several years, a trend that is likely to continue. During the 1989-94 period...
International Purchasing
An ITC adviser on public procurement participated in the "Enterprise Africa Conference" held from 22 to 24 July in Johannesburg. A total of 1,400 persons from small-scale enterprises in South Africa attended. The participants discussed the new public...
Regional Roundup
Some examples of ITC's technical cooperation activities by region: Africa An African buyers-sellers meeting on food and beverages took place in Johannesburg from 25 to 27 June. The meeting was organized by ITC as part of its programme for the promotion...
Setting Up an Export Credit Insurance Agency
Each year the 44 member institutions of the International Union of Credit and Investment Insurers, or the Berne Union as it is commonly called, insure or finance about US$ 400 billion of exports and insure about US$10 billion of foreign investment. Of...
The Berne Union
The Berne Union, which was set up in 1934, not only promotes the adoption of appropriate export credit insurance and foreign investment insurance measures on the international level, but it also provides a forum for the exchange of information, experience...
The New ISO 14000 Series: What Exporters Should Know
New standards on environmental management systems are of direct interest to export firms in developing countries. The preparatory work on the first international standards on environmental management systems is now being completed by the International...
Tropical Fruit Products: A Well Established Market
Demand for tropical fruit products has risen on the international market in recent years as consumers become increasingly familiar with some of the more "exotic" fruits through travel and global communications. In addition to the expansion of sales of...
Uruguay Round: The General Agreement on Trade in Services
The term "services" covers a wide range of economic activities. The secretariat of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has divided these divergent activities into the following 12 sectors: * Business (including professional and computer) services. * Communication...