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. 2, 1999

Afro-Arab Trade Fair Uses Internet Cafe
Emmanuel Barreto was part of a team of ITC consultants which developed a site for the Fourth Afro-Arab Trade Fair (Dakar, Senegal, 15-25 April 1999). Below he reports on what visitors were looking for at the Internet cafe. Cafes have historically been...
A New Way to Listen
ITC's first Virtual Conference was launched as an innovative way to continue the dialogue with the many partners involved in ITC's recentlycompleted "Uruguay Round follow-up" programme. (It provided information on business implications of WTO agreements...
Contract Renegotiations: The Neglected Phase of the Process
Today's business executives are finding it more and more difficult to negotiate "static" agreements that withstand the pressure of change. As a result, renegotiations are a growing trend in international business. Here are tips for keeping renegotiations...
Did You Know About. ITC's Export Packaging Bulletins
TC's Export Packaging Advisory Service regularly issues bulletins for developing country exporters on legislative guidelines, trade fairs, key information sources and other relevant packaging topics. Most of these bulletins are available in English,...
E-Commerece Trends
Internet-related issues are incorporated throughout ITC's work, and reported regularly in Forum. The articles ahead complement the previous issue of Forum, which presented a review of Internet trends, tips, cases, references and expert opinions targeted...
Exporting Groundnuts
Groundnuts, a staple food for many developing countries, deserves a closer look as an export commodity. Less than 6% of the world groundnut crop is traded internationally, with export sales averaging close to US$ 1 billion dollars per year. There is,...
From Reform to Effective Delivery
Our Annual Report starts by saying that 1998 was "a year during which ITC progressed from building up organizational strengths to transferring these strengths to its operational programmes, one during which its focus moved from administrative reform...
From the Executive Director
Trade in a changing world is a common theme underlying Forum articles, and this issue is no exception. To be successful in an ever-more competitive international business environment, exporting firms must constantly adjust to change. The best exporting...
Healthy Groundnuts: Controlling Aflatoxins
Aflatoxin contamination stops groundnuts from entering the major import markets more than any other factor. Importers are required by law to systematically test incoming shipments for the total amount of aflatoxins and reject those exceeding the permitted...
JITAP: A Partnership for Trade Development in Africa
The new Multilateral Trading System (MTS) that emerged from the Uruguay Round poses significant challenges, but can open up new vistas for trade for African countries. JITAP the Joint Integrated Technical Assistance Programme -- mobilizes the expertise...
Market Trends
The world's food system is changing fast under the influence of population growth, the globalization and concentration of world economies and scientific advances. These changes also affect those involved in trading groundnuts. Product quality With competition...
New Cut-Flowers Project in Yunnan Province, China
In Brief ITC has launched a new project in Yunnan Province, China to help the province develop an export-oriented floriculture industry which has revealed an important potential for export. The project was officially launched at the opening of the International...
Partners Speak Out: Views on E-Commerce
Electronic commerce, one of the newest and most rapidly evolving areas of international trade, is one of the six new areas currently discussed and analysed in fora of the World Trade Organization (WTO). What is the perspective of business executives...
Viewpoint from Cuba
Jan Fernandez Gonzalez of Cuba's National Commission for Electronic Commerce highlighted Cuba's experiences with its portal site and its new e-- commerce commission, in response to questions from the moderator. Q. What are Cuba's experiences in e-commerce...
Viewpoint from the Philippines
Gerardo Anigan, Manager of the Policy Analysis and Advocacy Project of the Philippine Exporters Confederation (PHILEXPORT) and the United States Agency for International Development, provided participants with his perspective on e-commerce in the Philippines....
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