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. 1, 2005

Aid Agencies Buy Locally for Tsunami Relief
Aid agencies are buying supplies from Asia and other developing regions following the Asian tsunami in December 2004. ITC's networks of developing country suppliers are playing a role.Agencies and firms that have participated in ITC buyers-sellers meetings...
Clothing Goes Global
Today, the clothes we wear may have travelled more than us. The shirt below is a good example. Produced for a large retailer in the United States by a mega company based in Hong Kong (China) with branches in different countries, it embodies the globalizing...
Dispute Resolution Managers Meet for First Time
In a worldwide first, ITC brought together managers of new and well-established arbitration and mediation centres to discuss the challenges of running a centre. They left with new ideas to tackle common problems as well as new training and cooperation...
Does Trade-Related Technical Assistance Work?
ITC made the case for trade development and sparked debate at the latest informal meeting of its Joint Advisory Group.ITC projects are helping countries increase jobs and income among poor communities, making South-South trade a reality, helping African...
Expanding Africa's Role in World Trade
When African trade ministers met in Tunis in October 1994, they had a problem on their collective minds. Just six months earlier, most had joined over 100 colleagues from around the globe in Marrakech to sign the Final Act of the Uruguay Round of trade...
Exporting Textiles & Clothing: What's the Cost for LDCs?
The end of quotas in the textiles and clothing industry benefits large Asian producers. Yet other countries also have a stake in the business. The sector plays a major economic role in many least developed countries, especially in Africa, and in other...
Fast-Track Fund for Asian Trade Development
In Asia, 19 developing countries and two regional organizations stand to gain from fast-track access to trade-related technical assistance, in a three-year, euro5 million programme financed by the European Commission (EC) and ITC. The aim is to help...
Filling the Fabric Gap in Africa
African countries produce raw cotton and finished garments, but they rarely have domestic textiles industries that transform cotton into yarn and cloth on a scale that meets export needs. At present, producing clothing is a better fit for LDCs, being...
Have TPOs Changed?
National institutions are essential to increase trade in a sustainable way. The best trade promotion organizations continue to evolve in a fast-changing trade environment. This is the message in the first of three viewpoints about TPOs.This well-known...
Have TPOs Moved on since the 1990s? A View from Western Europe
More specialized customer services are being delivered more efficiently through communications technologies. TPOs now need to focus more on exporters of services, since European economies are over 80% based on services.My answer to the question in the...
How TPOs Compete: A Report on the World TPO Conference
At a time of fundamental, accelerating changes in the global economy, leaders of trade promotion organizations from around the world met to discuss their future as players in national trade development and business competitiveness.Co-hosted by Malta...
More Than a New Look
Behind Forum's new look is a new approach to reporting on trade development issues. The approach builds on your feedback to our 40th anniversary publications.We sum up our new emphasis in three words: advocacy, development and topicality.We continue...
New Books and Technical Papers
Thesaurus of International Trade TermsRevision 4.166pages. (Technical Paper). Thesaurus intended to trade information services in developing countries, to be used for bibliographical description and indexing of information material and sources, in both...
Raising Awareness of Services Export Potential
There are strong prospects for trade in services, particularly between developing countries. Over the past few years, ITC has refocused its activities in this sector to help countries take advantage of new opportunities.Services represent 40% of exports...
Whither TPOs? A View from Asia
Market-driven TPOs support outward-oriented trade and investment policies in successful Asian economies.Few current trade policy issues are as polarized as the debate over the relevance of trade promotion organizations (TPOs) for developing countries....
Winning TPOs Change with the Times
Trade promotion organizations (TPOs) in the Republic of Korea, Uganda, Colombia, Jamaica, Australia and Bulgaria have received international awards for their achievements in raising exports. These winners demonstrate that TPOs can make a difference in...
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