Letter from the International Trade Centre

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It is a great pleasure to present to you the first edition of the new-look International Trade Forum magazine.

The International Trade Centre is in the business of helping small businesses in developing countries connect effectively with the global marketplace. By building knowledge and skills, we aim to increase export activity and grow community outcomes in places most in need. Our focus is to promote and facilitate 'Export Impact for Good'.

This magazine has helped developing countries since 1964 to build their capacity to promote trade and develop exports. The magazine's popularity has grown, especially with its trilingual web version, which attracted thousands of new online readers. Readers have welcomed greater coverage of trade development trends, export success stories and views from trade experts and policy-makers, while still appreciating updates on ITC events, publications and services. ITC's clients gave the magazine top marks in ITC's 2007 client survey, as did an earlier online reader survey.

We have redesigned our magazine to connect the agenda of people in developing countries with decision makers around the world. …