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, 1998

A Web Tour of ITC's Infobases
This new section of the magazine features views from ITC staff for Forum readers about ITC and the Internet. It will include developments on the ITC web site, new sites developed with partners, or web "bookmarks"addresses of trade information sites of...
Creating World-Class Marketing Materials
Strong marketing materials and successful networking skills are a plus for any business, but they are vital for companies that export services. This article and the following one are excerpts from a recent ITC publication, Successful Services Exporting....
Doing Business in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Legal Revolution
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." This comment by the anthropologist Margaret Mead could aptly be borrowed to describe a group of 16 u-Saharan African...
Exporting Organic Foods
Organic foods could jump from roughly 1 % to 5-10% of food sales in major markets in the next few years. Coffee and tea, fresh fruits and vegetables, rice, spices, sugar and hundreds of other organically grown products found in grocery stores are part...
From the Executive Director
I am pleased and proud to present this new version of the International Trade Forum to all its readers. This issue represents not just a new look, but a new orientation. We are building on a successful product, with over 25 years of practical trade information,...
Gourmet Coffee Exports
Does Full Moon Coffee, picked under an African full moon, sound appealing to you? Or how about a cup of Real Cowboy Coffee for those who can stomach it? Such fancy names for coffee blends are among the marketing gimmicks used in the flour shing specialty...
Harmonizing Business Law in Africa
ITC interviewed Dr Roland Amoussou-Guenou, a French-Beninese lawyer practising in Paris. He is a legal consultant for the Association for the Unification of Law in Africa (UNIDA), created by a group of lawyers residing in Africa and in Europe in order...
ITC, UNCTAD and WTO Conduct Joint Programme for Francophone Trainers
Officials, academics and business executives from four African countries-- Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, and Tunisia-completed in December 1998 a three-week, Geneva-based training course that will help them better manage their integration into...
Leather Industry Meets in Africa
A new Pan-African Federation of Leather and Allied Industries was a major accomplishment of "Meet in Africa," according to leather industry professionals at the leather industry conference and trade fair, held in Cape Town from 9-16 November 1988 The...
Legal Instruments for International Trade: Where Does Your Country Stand?
Two Major Legal Instruments Listed below are the countries which have ratified two major conventions which govern company-to-company relationships in international trade: the Vienna 1980 and New York 1958 Conventions. Sales contracts United Nations Convention...
Networking Successfully
None of us can survive in business without a strong network of information and referral sources. In your home market, you undoubtedly already have such a network in place, often comprising old schoolmates, relatives, colleagues from former jobs or leisure...
Six Agencies Join Forces with LDCs for Trade Assistance
Six core organizations are working together with the least developed countries (LDCs), to coordinate their trade assistance programmes through an Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance to these countries. The participating agencies...
The Changing Landscape: Helping Companies Cope with Trade Law
The international business student who left school some ten years ago without keeping pace with major developments in international trade law would need more than a short briefing. Many of the important rules which govern the day-to-day international...
World Conference of Trade Promotion Organizations: Adapting to a Changing Global Economy
Eighty-six trade promotion organizations from 66 countries met in Santiago de Chile in October for the second World Conference of Trade Promotion Organizations (TPOs). The conference was addressed by Chile's President and its Minister of Foreign Affairs;...

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