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 January

ACP Countries "Think Regional". (ITC News)
How can African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries benefit most from the new world trading system? This was the theme of a keynote address delivered by ITC's Executive Director, J. Denis Belisle, at the Meeting of the ACP Ministers Responsible...
Back Office Operations. (Market Profile)
Consider back office operations in your national export development strategy. Developing countries can harness the current trend of outsourcing business operations to address key challenges in managing their economic development. This article is...
Business Round Table on IT Prospects in Central and Eastern Europe. (ITC News)
ITC joined with the Slovenian Ministry of Economic Relations and Development and WTO to hold a regional business round table on International Market Prospects for Information Technology Industries (Portorose, November 2000). Continued growth in...
Converting Export Opportunities into Business: ITC Business Round Table at UN LDC III Conference. (ITC News)
ITC will organize a Business Sector Round Table for the Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (Brussels, May 2001). The meeting provides a forum for creative dialogue to some 75 participants comprising entrepreneurs and senior...
E-Challenges: Countries in Action: Below Is a Small Sample of E-Trade Challenges and Approaches in Developing Countries. (Close Up)
Ghana's e-challenge Ghana's national strategy is to promote export development aggressively, primarily in non-traditional export sectors. The Ghana Export Promotion Council (GEPC) coordinates the implementation of this strategy. One of Council's...
E-Trade Opportunities: Are Developing Countries Ready? (Close Up)
Services exporting, software development and hardware represent three major market opportunities for firms in developing and transition economies. Traditional exporters can also harness new technologies to cut costs and reposition themselves in the...
FAO Frequently Asked Questions ... about Business Negotiations on the Internet: Used Effectively, E-Mail and the Web Are Good Communication Channels That Business Executives Can Use for Negotiations. (Exporting Better)
Q. What are the advantages of negotiating via the Internet? A. When negotiating from your office, you save time and money on travel. You also have access to your files, staff and any other expertise you may require to carry out the discussions to...
From the Editor
Once again, ITC presents trade development perspectives shaped by the impact of information and communication technology. This issue reports conclusions from "Executive Forum 2000: Export Development in the Digital Economy", the resulting ITC e-trade...
ITC's Market Brief Programme. (ITC News)
ITC's Market Briefs are short market analyses, available in print and on ITC's web site, which review export potential for products and markets of interest to developing countries. Below is a summary of a recent ITC Market Brief on Fruit and Vegetable...
ITC Spells out It's E-Trade Strategy. (Close-Up)
The conclusions drawn from the Executive Forum helped ITC to crystallize its thinking on how to assist its clients to understand, develop and apply the new information and communication technologies and associated business practices to international...
Our Readers Write
Readers' favourite topics Innovation "Thank you for sending me your publications, Successful Services Exporting and Innovating for Success in the Export of Services, which you had promised me in your e-mail responding to my comments on Forum...
Playing @ the Digital Game: Too Few Firms in Developing Countries Are Taking Advantage of New Technologies Which Can Help Them Export Better. (ITC Speaks)
In this article, ITC focuses on what developing countries can do to shift their attention from the "Digital Divide" to the "Digital Dividend". From the "Digital Divide" to the "Digital Dividend" Recent information and communication technology...
Views on E-Trade in Developing Countries. (Close Up)
What are business executives in developing countries and trade development officials saying about e-trade? Below is a "sampler" - a taste of the individual views expressed during the Executive Forum process. For more views, see the Executive Forum...