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, April-June

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...
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
ITC'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-Commerce 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...
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...
ITC's Internet Cafe
Reflecting the rapid evolution of the Internet, ITC has developed new sites with partner institutions in the past year, and expanded parts of its main site. This helps exporters, importers and trade support institutions in several ways. * Trade...
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...
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...
Trade Partnerships for LDCs, Africa
ITC's annual intergovernmental meeting, the Joint Advisory Group (Geneva, 19 to 23 April), focused on how ITC is moving from a successful reform process and basic retooling, to its mission: effective delivery of its field programmes. Ambassador...

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