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

Bangladesh Exports Shine at Jewellery Fair
Bangladesh exhibited its gold jewellery for the first time at an international jewellery fair, "Jewellery Arabia 95," held from 26 to 29 October in Bahrain, with highly encouraging results. Five Bangladeshi companies participated in the show following...
Dynamic Markets for Fruit Juices in Asia
Fruit juice imports have risen rapidly in several Asian markets and should continue to move upward as demand expands further. According to a forthcoming ITC study, several Asian markets have become particularly important outlets for fruit juices. Imports...
Economies in Transition: Promoting Foreign Trade
At a recent workshop organized jointly by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and ITC for economies in transition, hosted by the Government of Poland, trade promotion strategies and related institutional infrastructures were...
Imports Play a Key Role in U.K. Toy Sales
Imports account for a major portion of the United Kingdom's sales of toys and toy components. Characteristics of this large market. In 1994 the U.K. market for toys was worth around [pounds]1.6 billion at retail prices, the equivalent of US$2.56 billion,...
Negotiations for Export Business: Elements for Success
Exporters should be well prepared when going into business negotiations if they wish to obtain optimum long-term results. Doing business internationally is a demanding task, particularly for small and medium-size enterprises in the increasingly competitive...
Successful Export Results: Expanding Intra-African Trade
In August this year a buyer-seller meeting for textiles and clothing took place in Lusaka to explore trading opportunities in this sector for enterprises in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). Over a period of four days, 34 companies...
The Uruguay Round: New Approach for the Textiles and Clothing Sector
The Agreement on Textiles and Clothing puts the trade of these goods on a new international footing. The Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations resulted in new international trading rules for textiles and clothing that are of direct interest...
The Zimbabwe Association of Packaging: Contributing to Export Promotion
The Zimbabwe Association of Packaging provides a range of services that support the country's export efforts. The Zimbabwe Association of Packaging (ZAP) was formed in 1989 as a focal point for packaging development in the country. Its functions have...