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    Strategic Partnerships


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    Joint solutions

    "Some countries that participated in the Integrated Framework have told us, we have already been studied enough: now we need solutions. Part of the homework we need to do with ITC immediately is taking those diagnoses and seeing how we build programmes now to deliver services to countries."
    Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General, UNIDO


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    Empowering our networks

    "Trade is not about making things happen spontaneously. It takes a number of trade support institutions, private sector efforts and public sector initiatives to actually see a transformation. We can work with our partners to create the architecture for integrated export development. We want to empower the considerable networks that ITC has within the world."
    Patricia R. Francis, Executive Director, ITC



    Make things happen

    "We in the WTO are in the business of making things possible. Organizations like the ITC are in the business of making things happen." Pascal Lamy, Director-General, WTO

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    Common country strategies

    "We need to work together so that we can map out common strategies so that a country will have a fully-fledged, complete programme that can make them [export-]ready in terms of supply capacity, rule of law and infrastructural framework, so that they can fully participate in the global trading system."
    Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary General, UNCTAD



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    Working together

     Bolivia is working with ITC and a range of partners to boost exports. One outstanding example is the creation of a new packaging institute, with ISO certified laboratories, accredited by the World Packaging Organization and the Latin-American Packaging Union. The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and the Swiss Import Promotion Programme are partners in these projects, which are carried out with several Bolivian Chambers of Exporters.