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    What's New - Forum Online


    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 4/2002

    by Natalie Domeisen

    New look, new content and new readers for ITC's magazine online.

    With a new look, new content and new readers, ITC's online version of its magazine, Trade Forum, is attracting renewed interest from trade development professionals.

    Launched in April 2001, the Trade Forum web site now attracts over 40,000 visitors monthly (485,000 hits) from nearly 150 countries. Web communities as diverse as Algeria's export development bank, a Peruvian non-governmental organization to help housewives and CNN Espańol have logged onto the site. Over 110 institutions have a permanent link to Trade Forum, including governments, international organizations, universities, media, search engines and web directories.

    More content in one click

    For Trade Forum issue 3/2002 (Doha: How Business Can Benefit) and as a service to readers, we added links to web sites or articles about the Doha Development Agenda, making it easier to find more information with one click. We are linked to:

    • WTO's main site on the Doha Development Agenda;
    • ITC's World Tr@de Net site;
    • an article in Finance and Development, the magazine of the International Monetary Fund;
    • a relevant online article from the OECD Observer;
    • an article in Bridges, a publication of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development;
    • an article in the ISO Bulletin; and
    • an article in Africa Recovery, a UN periodical.

    For each new magazine issue, we will include links to relevant sites on the theme of the issue.

    And don't forget

    Readers can vote in our online poll related to each issue of the magazine. The most recent poll question, "How will WTO negotiations impact your country's business?", was answered as follows:

    Positively, on balance 28%
    Negatively, on balance 22%
    Mixed 34%
    Not at all 8%
    Don't know 8%

    We encourage readers to vote and to link their site to the Trade Forum online edition.

    RecentTrade Forum magazine themes

    Readers can now search for Trade Forum issues by theme, thanks to a new site design and re-archiving of articles. The full key-word search remains available and is more prominent in the new design. Recent Trade Forum themes:

    • Trade Law Gets Down to Business
    • Doha: How Business Can Benefit
    • TPOs in Turbulent Times
    • Trade Support Networks
    • Aid Procurement Market
    • LDCs - Jump-starting Trade
    • Greening Your Business
    • Reaping the Digital sDividend
    • Networking for Trade Development
    • E-Trade for Developing Countries
    • How Services Exporters Innovate
    • Making the Most of the World Trading System
    • Redefining Trade Promotion
    • The Changing Legal Landscape