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    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 1/2001 

    Fibres and Textiles Industry at the Turn of the Century: Some Observations. 44 pages (Technical Paper). Background paper covering issues with significant impact on future development in international trade in textiles and clothing, focuses on WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (coming to an end in 2004), and its consequences for the sector; examines anti-competitive practices, as well as individual regional and government policies; reviews supply and demand trends and prospects; environmental issues and their impact on sector.

    Global Technology Markets: Country Profile, Export Potential. Information Technology: Poland. 73 pages (Technical Paper). Study focusing on information technology (IT) sector in Poland, it reviews country's economic environment and its national export diversification policy; gives overview of Poland's exports and imports, as well as market situation for selected IT products; examines Polish IT industry and its development; outlines sales, marketing and distribution channels; technical requirements and regulations; reactions of public and private sectors to WTO Information Technology Agreement. Annexes cover Industrial Policy Guidelines 1999-2000; imports of selected IT products and characteristics of leading Polish IT producers.

    Global Technology Markets: Country Profile, Export Potential. Information Technology: Slovenia. 31 pages (Technical Paper). Study focusing on IT sector in Slovenia, reviews country's general economic environment and its national export diversification policy; gives overview of Slovenia's exports and imports, as well as market situation and characteristics for selected IT products; examines Slovenian IT industry and its development; outlines sales, marketing and distribution channels; technical requirements and regulations; reactions of public and private sectors to WTO Information Technology Agreement.

    Global Technology Markets: Country Profile, Export Potential. Information Technology: Czech Republic. 90 pages (Technical Paper). Study focusing on IT sector in Czech Republic. It reviews country's general economic environment and its national export diversification policy; gives overview of country's exports and imports, as well as market situation and characteristics for selected IT products; examines Czech IT industry and its development; outlines sales, marketing and distribution channels; technical requirements and regulations; export potential of the IT industry; reactions of public and private sectors to WTO Information Technology Agreement. Annexes cover intellectual property rights in Czech Republic with respect to IT; overview of electronics industry in Czech Republic; State information policy; manufacture of office machines, computers, radio, television and communication equipment and apparatus; statistical data on Czech exports and imports within the sector.

    Global Technology Markets: Country Profile, Export Potential. Information Technology: Armenia. 75 pages (Technical Paper). Study focusing on IT sector in Armenia. It reviews country's general economic environment and its national export diversification policy; gives overview of Armenia's exports and imports, as well as market situation and characteristics for selected IT products; examines country's IT industry and its development; outlines sales, marketing and distribution channels; technical requirements and regulations. Annexes provide review of information telecommunication technologies in Armenia and their potential for integration into world system; IT hardware utilized in Armenia; presents comments and data on information infrastructure and Internet in the country.

    Trade in Euro: A guide for enterprises and trade support agencies in developing and transition countries. 80 pages (Technical Paper). Guide analysing implications of the introduction of euro for small and medium enterprises in developing countries, it describes economic, commercial and financial environment resulting from creation of the European Monetary Union (EMU) and its impact on non-European countries; examines practical consequences of the introduction of euro for enterprises outside the euro zone; outlines practical adjustments to be considered by these enterprises for conducting advantageous commercial relationships with euro zone countries; provides overview of EMU and describes main steps leading to full implementation of the euro.

    Rules of Origin in Export Credit Insurance. 35 pages (Technical Paper). Paper focusing on impact of the rules of origin on export credit insurance, it provides background information on rules of origin and describes export credit insurance concept; examines links between the two and explains to what extent rules of origin can influence possibility of applying for an export credit insurance policy; presents current set of rules adopted by ECAs (export credit agencies) and export credit insurance companies in a large number of countries; also deals with the impact of euro on rules of origin and export credit insurance.



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