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    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 3/2002

    Contractual agreements in the publishing and printing industry: A practical guide. 112 pages. Guide to contractual agreements intended for publishers making agreements internationally with other publishers - provides a range of model agreements with explanatory notes covering relationships between major parties including authors, publishers, literary agents, distributors. Model contracts cover author-publisher and author-literary agent agreements, printing agreements, publisher-distributor agreements and agreements between publishers. Also includes same-language reprint licence and translation licence royalty agreements, co-edition same-language and co-edition translation contracts.

    Export quality management: An answer book for small and medium-sized exporters. 238 pages. Revised edition of the technical paper issued in 2001 under the same title. Questions and answers on all aspects of quality control and management directed to exporters - cover technical regulations and standards, product certifi-cation, testing, metrology, quality management; explain ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP); examine the value of accreditation and the reasons for its difficult implementation in developing countries; discuss the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade and its benefit for the business community. The role of ITC in providing assistance and information in the area of quality management is presented and the tools it makes available to SMEs are described.

    Tropical timber products: Development of further processing in ITTO producer countries. 152 pages. Joint ITC-International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) report on tropical timber trade - provides theoretical framework for assessing national competitiveness in further processing industries; includes key statistic and market data, regional overviews on further processing of tropical timber in Asia-Pacific, Latin America-Caribbean, Africa - separate chapters discuss industry structure and location, employment and competitiveness, policy issues, future global demand and outlook for ITTO producers; examines market preferences in terms of wood species, technologies applied in producing countries, tariff and non-tariff barriers affecting trade, certification and labelling issues - sets forth recommendations for ITTO member governments and trade and industry associations for future action - appendices cover methodology, statistical tables on exports and four country- or product-specific case studies.



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