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

Advocacy for Trade
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Trade Forum articles address ways to build awareness of the potential of trade, from developing a national brand and working with businesses, NGOs, students and journalists to using web sites effectively, and more. Public...
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A Guide for Mexican Trade Networks: For This Reader, Views That Aren't Covered in Official Trade Development Reports Are a Plus
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Gabriel Barrera is Executive Director for International Promotion of Mexico's recently established trade and investment-promotion agency, ProMexico. With a career spanning all aspects of trade development, Mr Barrera is interested...
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Aid for Trade
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The "Aid for Trade" initiative was launched by the World Trade Organization in 2005 to help poorer countries strengthen their economies by developing their export strategies and productive capacity to allow them to export...
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A Stronger Voice for ITC
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Thematic issues are my favourites, because the potential for impact is greater. From research to message development to outreach, such editions reflect a consolidated approach from ITC, with commitment from a range of colleagues...
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Be Your Own Web Publisher: From Bringing Post-War Societies to Life, to Public Attitudes on Trade and Major Export Success Stories from Developing Countries-Trade Stories Are Reaching New Audiences through Major Online Media, Web-Based Discussions, Blogs-And Even Phones
Though Internet use has been widespread only for about a decade, patterns are changing fast. classic" way to use an online site is to read an article, print it, use it as a research reference or link it to one's own site. [ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED]...
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Bolivian Students Learn about Trade: Readers Should Comment on Trade Forum Articles in Their Local Media, This Professor Says
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For 20 years, Guido Cespedes has given classes and conferences on trade in cities all over Bolivia. Since discovering Trade Forum, he has used it in his teaching work. A next step will be to bring trade issues out of the classroom...
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Cubans Compare Cases from Other Countries: Technical Information and Case Studies from around the World Help This Trade Promotion Leader Stay on Top of Trade Trends
Olena Navas Perez is Director- General of the Cuban Centre for Export Promotion. A Trade Forum reader for 25 years, she consults the magazine for technical information about trade and for case studies from other countries. Ms Navas also shares useful...
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E-Trade
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] This collection shows how exporters can put "e" to work by doing traditional business in innovative ways and finding opportunities in new information and communications technology (ICT) sectors. There are also cases for trade...
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In China, Tips for a Growing Trade Power: Information about Trade Promotion Skills and Methodologies Helps This Reader Develop Programmes for Chinese Firms
China is one of the biggest actors in world trade today. As Vice Chairman of China's trade promotion organization, Yu Ping works to help the country's firms stay competitive. Mr Yu uses tips and best practices from Trade Forum to help him and plans...
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Influencing Tunisian Service Exporters: A Special Trade Forum Edition on Exporting Services, Co-Produced with This Reader, Supported an International Services Fair in Tunisia
Trade Forum reader Slim Chaker is Coordinating Director of Tunisia's Export Market Access Fund, FAMEX. A firm believer in the development power of services, he organized the first International Services Salon (SISE) in Tunis in 2004, to increase trade...
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Informing Swiss Donor Views on Trade: Labour, South-South Trade and Sustainable Specialty Products Are Topics This Regular Reader Would like to See Covered
Hans-Peter Egler is Head of the Division for Trade Promotion of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), which aims to promote global sustainable economic growth. SECO works with ITC in a number of trade development projects in developing...
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In Guinea-Bissau, Rebuilding Confidence to Trade: Business Success Stories from Other Countries Emerging from Conflict Can Help Inspire and Motivate Entrepreneurs in Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau is one of the world's poorest countries. Its economy is based mainly on agriculture; cashew nuts are its main export. In the 1980s, the country began structural economic reforms that helped boost growth, but civil war, combined with falling...
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Reducing Poverty
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Poor communities can benefit from the opportunity to trade with richer markets. This collection profiles sectors with poverty-reducing potential. It also examines strategic issues such as South--South trade and the roles of...
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Track Online Favourites: With an Original Voice on the Issues of the Day, from Back Office Operations to Trade Talks and Ethical Fashion, the Magazine Online Offers Content for a Range of Users
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Trade law, trade talks and e-trade have consistently been the most popular sections in the online version of Trade Forum magazine. New favourites include trade-led poverty reduction and fashion, textiles and clothing. They...
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Trade in Services
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A key source of jobs and income in their own right, services from telecommunications to transportation also underpin exports of agricultural and manufactured goods. Trade strategy-makers, service providers and those who support...
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Trade Support
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Trade support to developing and transition economies, aimed mainly at the policy and institutional levels, is the core of ITC's work. This Trade Forum collection includes recommendations and case studies of trade development...
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Trade Talks
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The articles below can help developing countries that are considering strategies to influence trade negotiations. They make links between trade and development outcomes, outline how policymakers, business and other civil society...
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Understanding Web Traffic
A behind-the-scenes look at Trade Forum's online audience may spark ideas to boost traffic on your own sites. It can also help you better select content by understanding where your own web audiences may match with those of Trade Forum. Web traffic...
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Using Trade Forum
If there is one thing that trade development professionals asked of ITC at its recent events, it was trade intelligence. ITC provides an array of services to help inform business about opportunities to connect poor communities and countries to global...
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