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    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 2/2005

    Influencing and Meeting International Standards: Challenges for developing countries

    Vol. 2. 174 pages. Second volume of a joint ITC-Commonwealth Secretariat two-volume study dealing with technical assistance needs of developing countries in order to conform with technical regulations and sanitary and phytosanitary measures required by export markets. Volume 2 reviews procedures followed by selected international standard-setting organizations and international accreditation bodies; presents country studies illustrating the technical assistance needs of developing countries in relation to WTO Agreements on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS).

    To order online, visit ITC's e-shop at http://www.intracen.org/eshop






    Exchanging Value: Negotiating Technology Licensing Agreements - A Training Manual

    178 pages. Joint ITC-World Intellectual Property Organization manual on how to negotiate technology licensing agreements, covering a wide range of basic issues arising during technology licensing negotiations. Focuses on the process of preparation for negotiations, and steps involved in actual negotiation, acquisition and transfer through licensing agreements of technologies protected by patent and trade secrets; provides guidance on negotiating techniques for licensing contracts; explains a number of basic rules, common issues and legal and financial concerns associated with the negotiating process, and illustrates these with examples; also includes outline of a programme schedule and practical guidelines for creating and managing teams/groups for conducting mock negotiations during a five-day workshop on negotiating technology licences.

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    Road Map for Quality: Guidelines for the Review of the Standardization, Quality Management, Accreditation and Metrology (SQAM) Infrastructure at National Level

    103 pages. (Technical Paper). Guide providing a framework for assessing Standardization, Quality Management, Accreditation and Metrology (SQAM) infrastructure and identifying gaps in SQAM ser-vices to satisfy exporters' needs. Discusses major elements of SQAM system and their attributes; provides assessment guidelines in form of questionnaire containing the questions as well as the evaluation criteria and comments.

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    Purchase an End-Result! Guide to performance-based purchasing for government and private buyers

    169 pages. Technical guide intended for government and private purchasers who manage purchases of strategic dimensions - introduces the basic notion of performance requirement and discusses methods for achieving it; analyses in detail purchases in the construction and equipment sectors, covering identification of needs, search for financing, notion of overall cost, tender inquiry and selection of companies and performance process criteria; describes selected public procurement procedures; gives examples of the fulfilment process, and accounts of personal experiences of buyers; addresses ethical issues related to purchasing; includes a list of related Internet resources, description of different types of electrical power stations and a bibliography.

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