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, October-December

Marketing in Europe: Know the Business Customs
Many persons tend to think that basic manners and principles of etiquette are the same everywhere. They do not realize that what may be an appropriate custom or practice in one society is not necessarily so in another. It may instead offend local susceptibilities...
Market Outlook for Selected Beekeeping Products
International trade in certain apicultural products - royal jelly, pollen and propolis - is expanding rapidly and is estimated to be worth several tens of millions of dollars annually. Precise foreign trade statistics are not available for these products,...
Mexico's Institute of Technical Training: An Innovative Approach
Mexico's National Bank of Foreign Trade (BANCOMEXT) has developed a successful training programme for the foreign trade sector, through the Bank's Institute of Technical Training. The experience has some unusual features that may be of interest to other...
Spices: Trends on the World Market
International trade in spices is currently estimated to be around 400,000 tons annually, at approximately US$1.5 billion. The total value depends to a large extent on the prevailing price of pepper, which is the leading spice on the world market. This...
Using Suitable Packaging for Exports of Floricultural Products
Over 20% of the flowers shipped by growers never reach the final consumer in the export market because they are lost or damaged during the various stages of the distribution chain. Losses can be reduced by ensuring more careful handling, better temperature...