Magazine article International Trade Forum

TPO Conference Sparks Cooperation

Magazine article International Trade Forum

TPO Conference Sparks Cooperation

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Cote d'Ivoire, China Sign Agreement

The Cote d'Ivoire Export Promotion Agency (APEX-CI) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) took the ODDortunitv during the 4th World Conference of TPOs in Beijing to sign a partnership agreement on 17 May 2002 - the day that CCPIT celebrated its SOth anniversary.

The agreement, signed by APEX-CI Director General Guy M'Bengue and CCPIT Vice Chairman Liu Wenjie, calls for frequent contacts and exchange of information between China and Cote d'Ivoire; cooperation between the industrial and commercial circles of the two countries; organization of training programmes for the staff of both institutions; and exchange of experts.

The partnership agreement followed meetings between Mr. M'Bengue and his counterparts from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to discuss Cote d'Ivoire's future eligibility for direct Asian investment in strategic export sectors that are exempt from United States import tax and quotas.

For more information, contact: Guy M'Bengue, Director General, APEX-Cl, at

Networking among Caribbean TPOs

"We very much appreciate the collaboration given to us by the International Trade Centre. This type of meeting allows all of us to improve our knowledge in the field of development and export promotion.

"Next year in the first half of June, we are going to organize a Caribbean Conference of Trade Promotion Organizations in Santiago de Cuba. We would be very pleased for ITC to participate."

Olena Navas Perez, General Manager, Centro para la Promocion de las Exportaciones de Cuba (CEPEC). E-mail:

Working together

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the great contribution of ITC to the 4th World Conference of Trade Promotion Organizations. I heartily congratulate you on the success of the conference. The conference was enjoyable, extremely stimulating and fruitful. …

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