Boosting Competitiveness: Itc's New Business Guides

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Boosting Competitiveness: Itc's New Business Guides


Designed to help businesses boost trade eompetitiveness-and to inspire entrepreneurship- these nine practical guides are targeted at small firms in developing countries and trade support institutions that work with them,

01 Guide to Geographical Indications: Linking Products and their Origins

With only 10 per cent of the world's protected geographical indications coming from developing countries, there is great potential to use this tool to reduce poverty through trade. This is the first book targeted at the business sector in developing countries on this topic. It draws from eight ease studies and 200 published reports to provide valuable insights on how to set up and monitor geographical indications, share costs and benefits, and interpret legal frameworks.

Enghsh, French, Spanish

02 Service Pioneers: Stories of Innovative Entrepreneurs

Challenging the notion that developing countries essentially export commodities, this book showcases the diversity of trade in services that flourishes in developing and least developed countries. With 28 case studies of entrepreneurs from 18 developing countries in a wide range of trade in services sectors, the book serves as an inspiration for woüld-be entrepreneurs. Experts also provide insights on sustainability, excellence and innovation,

English, French, Spanish

03 Islamic Banking - A Guide for Small and Mediumsized Enterprises

A comprehensive guide to the fast-growing field of Islamic banking, this publication describes Islamic financial instruments and provides practical examples of how to use them. It focuses on the needs of small and medhmr-sized enterprises, particularly in the area of export finance.

English

04 EC-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement: Services and Investment Commitments

This guide covers how the EC-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) has created business opportunities in the services and investment sectors. This guide looks at opportunities for Caribbean enterprises in Europe, as well as openings for European businesses in 13 Caribbean markets. Key features of market access commitments made under the EPA are explained.

English

05 Export Promotion and the WTO: A Brief Guide

This study focuses on export promotion schemes that developing countries may use without violating international trade rules. It examines the rules themselves - the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures for industrial goods and the Agreement on Agriculture for agricultural products - and looks at schemes currently in place in the developing world.

English

06 Business Guide to Trade Remedies in Brasai: Anti-dumping, Countervailing and Safeguards Legislation, Practices and Procedures

This is a guide to Brazil's trade remedy procedures (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguards measures), seen from the perspective of WTO Agreements, it highlights substantive and procedural aspects of Brazilian law and practice largeied ai ihe country's trade partners - business managers, exporters and importers in developing and transition economies, like other ITC publications on trade remedies, the guide equips these trading partners with the information they need to defend their trading rights in Brazil,

English

07 Secrets of Electronic Commerce: A Guide for Small and Medium-sized Exporters (second edition)

Part of ITCs Trade Secrets series, this book provides extensive information, resources and advice on electronic commerce. …

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