Lors de l'événement phare de l'ITC - le Forum mondial pour le développement des exportations (WEDF) - organisé à Chongqing, Chine, en septembre 2010, les plus de 300 participants de 48 pays ont renouvelé leur engagement en faveur de l'initiative de l'Aide pour le commerce. Ils ont aussi dans leur immense majorité approuvé la nécessité de repenser les stratégies d'affaires en cette période d'après crise.
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Things seem subdued, if not pessimistic, in the world of trade. While the heated talk of global currency wars has cooled to some extent, major imbalances remain. The success of the Doha Round is still not assured. And although protectionist pressures...
The 11th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) held in Chongqing, China on 9–12 September highlighted renewed optimism and commitment to the export-led growth model and the necessity for trade, with a need to rethink strategies...
The new dynamism and forces of economic growth in developing countries are in
contrast to the low growth rates and uncertainty being felt in developed
countries. While it is not possible to anticipate whether the pace of growth in
the South will...
As the recovery from the global economic crisis unfolds, the role of emerging
economies and changing patterns of competition are key to the sustainability of
world trade growth. Amidst diversifying markets, changing demographics and
The 8th TPO Network Conference and Awards, held in Mexico City on 13–15
October 2010, highlighted the need for trade promotion organizations (TPOs) and
the businesses they support to adapt to the impact of the global economic
The 2010 TPO Network Awards recognized excellence in export development initiatives by trade promotion and support organizations to boost export performance.Sponsored by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the biennial TPO Network Awards aim to support...
A collaboration between the Rainforest Alliance,
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tea industry.In December 2009, for the first time, a group of 12,500 smallholder
tea farmers achieved Rainforest Alliance certification...
Through a rethink of its trade policy, Laos has demonstrated how developing
countries, in particular least developed countries (LDCs), must reposition
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For many years Colombian Coffee has being recognized as one of the most
important coffee producers in the world. In response to changes in the global
coffee market, the Colombian Coffee Growers’ Federation has successfully adapted
its supply chain...
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million visitors every year. Almost one in eight jobs is tourism-related and
foreign revenue from the sector ranks third after revenues from oil and
remittances. Although the...
Under the umbrella of Vinos de Chile, the Chilean wine industry identified
the need to strengthen the sustainability of the country’s wine sector. In May
2010, the association’s technical branch, Consorcios del Vino, launched the
Wines of Chile...
In post-conflict Aceh, Indonesia, a joint initiative between three United
Nations (UN) agencies (the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Environment
Programme (UNEP) and UNCTAD, the UN Conference on Trade and Development)
together with the...
The long-term impact of the changing trade landscape on global value chains
is being shaped by changes in standards regimes, exchange rates, investment
flows and other key determinants such as climate change. While trading with
The interdependence of the global economy and the increasing reliance of
businesses on global value chains have been underlined by the economic pressures
generated by the global financial crisis. In the wake of the crisis, there is
scope for governments...
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An ITC technical assistance programme in the Middle East and North Africa is
developing links to European fashion markets and at the same time building
skills and employment opportunities for women and youth. In Morocco, the EnACT
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scarce, achieving excellence in the supply chain is increasingly challenging.
With the mandate to provide technical cooperation in the area of international
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Action’ for the 22nd APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Ministerial
Meeting in Yokohama, Japan.At the conclusion...
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