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    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 2/2004

    Business Guide to Trade Remedies in the European Community: Anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards legislation, practices and procedures

    209 pages. Guide to trade remedy (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguards) proceedings aimed at exporters from developing countries and transition economies, with particular reference to the relevant trade remedy legislation and practice of the European Community (EC) and the implementation of relevant WTO Agreements (Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and Agreement on Safeguards); presents general concepts of anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard procedures in EC law; discusses trade remedy investigations and actions and gives practical advice to exporters.


    Secrets of Intellectual Property: A guide for small and medium-sized exporters

    184 pages. Guide in form of questions and answers dealing with intellectual property (IP) issues, aimed at small and medium-sized exporters and trade support institutions - explains basic concepts and principles regarding patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, confidential business information, and geographical indications; covers questions relevant to ownership of rights by employees, contracting, licensing and technology transfer; highlights importance of IP issues when drawing up business, marketing and export plans and strategies, and deals with IP rights protection abroad; looks at link between IP and quality regulations and standards, packaging and labelling, electronic commerce and use of information technology; considers valuation and financial aspects of IP rights; focuses on the application of the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement); appendices include list of web sites of national and regional industrial property offices, as well as list of web sites of national copyright administrations.




    Trade Finance: A legal guide for cross-border transactions

    373 pages. Study presenting basics of financing and security mechanisms in international trade, and describing ways and means of maximizing the benefits and neutralizing the risks involved - examines the law and practice of international payments, and looks at the financing and re-financing of mid- and long-term receivables; deals with issues related to securing the repayment of credits and presents various model contractual provisions; discusses dispute resolution and arbitration; includes list of international institutions related to trade finance, and a glossary of related terms.




    Effective public-private partnership in the information technology sector: How to enhance business and trade capacities


    184 pages.
    Study focusing on the significance of public-private partnership in the area of information and communications technology (ICT), as a key to bridging the digital divide - discusses the concept of partnership and describes the activities of the public/government sector in providing an overall ICT support framework; analyses the implications of public-private partnership for SMEs, and examines related experiences in the European Union and the transition economies; also reviews events in other countries, some of which have transformed their economies by developing effective ICT industries; presents the views of the business community, as perceived by Ericsson Europe, on the importance of public-private partnership in this area.




    ITC Contractual Joint Venture Model Agreements


    107 pages. Model for joint venture agreements where the parties organize their cooperation on a contractual basis without forming a corporate body - presents model contracts for joint ventures between three or more parties, as well as those applying to two-party joint ventures only; for each contract provides checklist of options, fill-ins, time limits, ancillary documents and user's guides.




    Marketing Crafts and Visual Arts: The Role of Intellectual Property - A practical guide

    135 pages. Joint ITC-World Intellectual Property Organization guide dealing with the relationship between successful marketing of crafts and visual arts, and the appropriate use of intellectual property (IP) system instruments - points to situations where obtaining formal IP protection ought to be considered; explains how to implement marketing and IP strategies within a business framework and marketing management process; presents case studies and examples of managing IP assets in marketing from the craft and visual arts sectors in developing countries; includes bibliographical references.




    Business Guide to Trade Remedies in the United States: Anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguards legislation, practices and procedures

    221 pages. Guide to trade remedy procedures (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguards) aimed at exporters from developing countries and transition economies, with particular reference to trade remedy legislation and practices of the United States - examines origins of trade remedies and their administration in the country under review; considers role of institutions responsible for trade remedy administration, and the WTO rules governing trade remedies (WTO Agreements on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, and WTO Agreement on Safeguards); presents procedural framework for the United States unfair trade remedies; discusses trade remedy investigations and actions; includes Internet guide to the United States trade remedy law.




    Business Guide to Trade Remedies in Canada: Anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguards legislation, practices and procedures

    168 pages. Guide to trade remedy procedures (anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguards) aimed at exporters from developing countries and transition economies, with particular reference to trade remedy legislation and practices of Canada - examines origins of trade remedies and their administration in the country under review; considers role of institutions responsible for trade remedy administration, and the WTO rules governing trade remedies (WTO Agreements on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, and WTO Agreement on Safeguards); presents general concepts of anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard procedures in Canadian law; reviews the role of the Canadian International Trade Tibunal (CITT) in considering safeguards measures; includes listing of Canadian anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations with selected abbreviated examples, and bibliographical references.




    Influencing and Meeting International Standards: Challenges for developing countries

    126 pages. Joint ITC-Commonwealth Secretariat 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 - provides background information on the objectives and rules of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS); draws upon experiences of selected developing countries in this area to identify their needs for technical assistance, and to examine the development of standardization and conformity assessment systems in developing countries.




    Exporting Automotive Components: An answer book for small and medium-sized enterprises

    259 pages. Guidebook aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises, presented in the form of questions and answers covering various aspects of exporting in the automotive components sector outlines fundamentals of exporting; highlights information sources on industry trends, and buyers and suppliers; explains ISO's relevant quality standards; deals with trade channels, client requirements, and costing and pricing issues; provides guidelines on market research, price information sources; covers customs and import duties, Internet directories, e-commerce, online procurement, and packaging and labelling; discusses WTO-related issues and intellectual property aspects.