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 Vol. 26, October-December

Cuptasting: Quality Control for Coffee Exports
CUPTASTING: QUALITY CONTROL FOR COFFEE EXPORTS To get the best returns from their export shipments, suppliers of coffee beans should conduct cuptasting tests. How this control of quality works. Coffee is one of the leading commodities traded on the...
Developing Export Managers: DeCTA's Approach
DEVELOPING EXPORT MANAGERS: DeCTA's APPROACH The Developing Countries Trade Agency (DeCTA) is the trade promotion arm of the United Kingdom's technical cooperation programme for developing countries. Its principal aim is to promote commerce and help...
Evaluating Training Programmes
EVALUATING TRAINING PROGRAMMES Export training programmes should be systematically evaluated to ensure that the investment in time and money leads to the results expected. If valuable time and resources of both training institutions and participants...
Legal Databank for Foreign Trade
LEGAL DATABANK FOR FOREIGN TRADE A new legal database set up by ITC can provide information on foreign trade laws and regulations of interest to exporters in developing countries. Knowing the laws and regulations applicable in foreign markets is...
Rising Demand for Tropical Fruit Juices and Pulp
RISING DEMAND FOR TROPICAL FRUIT JUICES AND PULP World trade in tropical fruit juices, concentrates and pulp has expanded rapidly and should continue its upward trend over the next several years. World trade in fruit juices increased nearly fourfold...
Skills for Business Negotiations
SKILLS FOR BUSINESS NEGOTIATIONS Conducting international business negotiations can be a straightforward process if certain basic guidelines are followed. Some suggestions for success. Executives of small and medium-size firms (SMEs) going into the...