Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
ITC to help boost trade between East Africa and India
A six-year project called Supporting India’s Trade Preferences for Africa aims to unleash the potential of untapped trade between India and the East African countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda.
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ITC joins forces with other UN agencies to support trade facilitation, women entrepreneurs
Executive Director Arancha González signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Secretary-General of UNCTAD, signalling a partnership to help developing countries to meet WTO trade-facilitation commitments. Also this month, Ms. González signed agreements with the heads of UN Global Compact and UN Women to step up support for women entrepreneurs in developing and transition economies.
World Wildlife Day: greater effort needed to ensure sustainability in wildlife trade
Businesses and governments must do more to help local communities to conserve wildlife, ITC Executive Director Arancha González said, as part of the first annual World Wildlife Day on 3 March. She also expressed ITC’s views in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.
ITC and UNDP to bring Palestinian women back to business
The two organizations, in partnership with the Business Women Forum-Palestine, launch a project to empower Palestinian women business owners and help build their capacity to sell goods and services.
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Multiplying trade opportunities in the Pacific region through a new partnership
ITC looks to give the Pacific region an economic boost by launching projects in Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Vanuatu in partnership with the trade promotion organization Pacific Islands Trade & Invest.
Most Rwandan exporters face trade barriers, from agricultural to manufacturing sectors
Three-quarters of Rwandan businesses say that they face barriers to trade imposed by private clients and the government, according to a new report by ITC.
Improved Standards Map allows users to compare sustainability standards and benchmark their performance
To help small and medium-sized enterprises meet buyers’ sustainability requirements, ITC launched the new Standards Map, a market intelligence tool that allows users to compare voluntary standards and produce personalized reports that their companies can use to make better-informed decisions about certification and involvement in sustainable production and trade.
International Trade Forum – Issue 04/2013