Magazine article International Trade Forum

From the Editor

Magazine article International Trade Forum

From the Editor

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This issue focuses on trade and the environment. The aim is to encourage you, our readers, to think about becoming environmentally sensitive in your international business development practices.

We provide practical information on trade and the environment, which you can act upon right away. The articles are also designed to help you think about basic environmental issues related to business. What steps have you considered to adopt environmentally sensitive packaging? Do you harbour misconceptions about "green procurement", or have you considered how buying "green" can make you more competitive?

This time we feature two market profiles, both related to the environment, which provide exciting opportunities -- processed wood products and environmental services. We analyse key business issues related to the environment: there is a glimpse at ITC's new research on environmental trade barriers, to be released later this year in conjunction with the World Economic Forum; and insights on the latest trends in timber certification, building on our partnership with the International Tropical Timber Organization. …

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