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, July-September

Foreign Trade Statistics: A Basic Market Research Tool
Foreign trade statistics at the detailed product level play a fundamental role in any market research exercise, whether it is carried out by an individual export firm or a trade promotion organization. Although trade statistics are one of the basic...
Marketing Cut Flowers in Japan and Hong Kong
World imports of floricultural products came close to US$5 billion in 1989, with cut flowers alone accounting for more than $2.5 billion. The share of developing countries in the flower market is considerable and amounted to more than 21% of the total...
Spectacular Growth in Major Markets for Fruit Juices
With total world trade in fruit and vegetable juices reaching almost US$4 billion in 1989 and an estimated $5 billion in 1990, the fruit joice industry has become one of the world's major agro-based businesses. The international fruit juice trade...
Steps in Preparing Coffee Exports
A precondition for a successful export marketing strategy for coffee is that the physical product conform to market requirements. Only an understanding of and continuous adaptation to the foreign market can help to achieve this. This applies to all...
Towards Paperless International Trade: EDI and EDIFACT
How will you react when your major customer tells you, "Six months from now, we are going to penalize any suppliers from whom we receive paper invoices, order acknowledgements or price lists"? This will mean that, like a growing number of companies...