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, 1997

Communication Skills for Negotiations
With a growing number of countries becoming actively engaged in world trade, resulting in intensified contacts between exporters and importers from different cultures, and in increased competition in both domestic and international markets, business...
Environmental Engineering and Support Services: Prospects for Trade among Developing Countries
The value of the world market for environmental goods and services reached an estimated US$ 448 billion in 1996. This market has widely varying outlooks in different regions. In 1992, the countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...
International Purchasing
In September, as part of a technical cooperation project with Viet Nam in international purchasing financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), an ITC adviser and a consultant presented a six-day seminar for local procurement...
Least Developed Countries
A "High-Level Meeting on Integrated Initiatives for Least Developed Countries' Trade Development" was organized in Geneva on 27 and 28 October by WTO, UNCTAD, ITC, UNDP, the World Bank and the IMF. Mr. J. Denis Belisle, ITC's Executive Director, gave...
National Purchasing and Supply Management Associations: A Means to Reinforce Professional Skills
Buying executives and supply officers in developing countries and economies in transition are increasingly joining purchasing and supply management associations or establishing such groupings because of the possibilities that these entities offer for...
Promoting Business Contracts: A Guide to Organizing Buyers-Sellers Meetings
As part of its South-South trade promotion programme, ITC has developed an approach for assessing the potential for trade among developing and transition economies and assisting enterprises in accessing these markets. The approach comprises three stages....
Regional Roundup
Some examples of ITC's technical cooperation activities by region: Africa COMESA: In November a workshop for manufacturers of pharmaceutical products was organized within the framework of the Trade Development and Promotion Programme of the Common Market...

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