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26 Nov 2016 - oananews.org
ITPO and ITC sign an MoU on technology cooperation Iran Trade Promotion Organization and International Trade Center (ITC), an specialized agency of the United Nations Conference on Trade signed a memorandum of understanding on technology cooperation. Head of Iran Trade Promotion Organization Mojtaba Khosrow-Taj and the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC) Arancha González signed the MoU on the sidelines of the 11th Conference on Trade Promotion Organizations in Morocco. The MoU focused on drafting a strategy for promotion of national exports, performance adaptability study, activities of Iran Trade Promotion Organization with similar organizations of the world, planning and running of practical educational courses for commercial attaché in the foreign markets, capacity-building in small and medium sized companies active in market analysis and trade intelligence along with expansion of joint cooperation on dissemination of information and commercial education.
26 Nov 2016 - leseco.ma
PROMOTION DU COMMERCE : COMMENT MIEUX RENTABILISER LES INVESTISSEMENTS ? Pour la deuxième fois, en l’espace de 16 ans, l’Afrique accueille la 11e conférence mondiale des Organismes de promotion du commerce (OPC). Organisée par Maroc Export (Centre marocain de promotion des exportations), l’événement qui se tient encore cette année à Marrakech, a été ouvert en grande pompe jeudi 24 novembre, par Mamoun Bouhdoud, ministre délégué auprès du ministre de l’Industrie, du commerce, de l’investissement et de l’économie numérique, en présence de Mukhisa Kituyi, secrétaire générale de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le commerce et le développement (CNUCED), d'Arancha Gonzales, directrice exécutive du Centre du commerce international, de Zahra Maafiri, directrice générale de Maroc Export et des représentants de plus de 300 OPC en provenance des Amériques, d’Europe, d’Asie et d’Afrique.
25 Nov 2016 - journaux.ma
Les capacités exportatrices des PME sous la loupe à MarrakechLa onzième Conférence mondiale du réseau des Organismes de promotion du commerce (OPC) a eu lieu, les 24 et 25 novembre à Marrakech, avec la participation de plus de 150 leaders de la promotion du commerce et des investissements en provenance de 70 pays des quatre coins du globe. La directrice exécutive de l’ITC, Arancha Gonzalez, a abondé dans le même sens en plaidant pour davantage de coopération entre les OPC dans l’optique de se constituer en groupes régionaux et de s’adapter à une économie mondiale en pleine évolution. La technologie, qui a renforcé l’émergence de chaînes de valeur régionales et mondiales, offre aux PME de nouvelles opportunités de tirer parti du commerce et des investissements internationaux, a-t-elle dit.
25 Nov 2016 - it.euronews.com
Morocco's moves to aid SMEs in the digital eraMorocco is increasingly at the forefront of Africa’s charge to bring business leaders together to discuss the future of trade in today’s fast changing world. To that end, Marrakesh has been playing host to the Trade Promotion Organisation World Conference. Zahra Maafiri, chief executive officer, Maroc Export explains: “The aim of this conference is to strengthen the role of trade organizations to boost and develop the exports and investments in all countries, especially in Africa, because they are the link in between the government strategies and between the private sector”
24 Nov 2016 - banking.einnews.com
GERMANY RENEWS FINANCIAL COMMITMENT TO ITCThe Government of Germany has announced that it will make available €1.9 million of funding to the International Trade Centre (ITC) in 2017. The funding will be used to strengthen ITC's capacities to enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a greater role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
24 Nov 2016 - industrie.com
DES VISITEURS QUALIFIÉS SUR ALL4PACK Grâce au partenariat avec le Centre de commerce international (ITC) de l’Organisation des Nations unies (ONU), All4Pack a ainsi accueilli sur son Plateau TV des personnalités telles que Joseph Nyongesa en charge de l’Institute of Packaging Professionals du Kenya, Ahmed A. Omah, vice-président d’African Packaging Organisation et directeur de la rédaction de Nigeria Packaging édité par l’Institute of Packaging Nigeria, ou encore El Amine Serhani, le président de la Fédération nationale de l'e-commerce du Maroc (Fnem). Martine Pinville a également répondu à l’appel de ce grand rendez-vous le 15 novembre “pour rencontrer les acteurs français de la filière et saluer leur agilité et leur capacité d’innovation”.
20 Nov 2016 - sundaytimes.lk
Trade liberalisation the key to export growth, more foreign investmentsThough Sri Lanka is keen to pursue economic growth and the efforts are commendable, more needs to be done to boost exports and attract foreign investment for which trade liberalisation is required. This was stated by Tung-Lai Margue, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and to the Maldives when he addressed the launch of EU-Sri Lanka Trade-related Assistance; increasing SMEs Trade Competitiveness in Regional and EU Markets in Colombo this week. The EU has launched a EUR 8 million (Rs. 1.3 billion) project to help Sri Lanka increase its trade competitiveness in regional and EU markets. The project will be implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Department of Commerce. Nv
15 Nov 2016 - entornointeligente.com
"Colombia a la Carta": plataforma para que productores contacten a compradores de todo el mundoEste programa, se enmarca en una iniciativa presentada a la Organización de las Naciones Unidas por el Centro de Comercio Internacional (ITC), el Pacto Mundial de las Naciones Unidas y la organización mundial de estándares sin fines de lucro (GS1) denominada standards maps , con la cual se busca avanzar en el objetivo mundial de desarrollo sostenible, que es acabar con el hambre , lograr la seguridad alimentaria y mejorar la nutrición y promover la agricultura sostenible.
15 Nov 2016 - colombogazette.com
EU and the UN launch project to support trade in Sri LankaEU Sri LankaThe European Union today launched a EUR 8 million project that will help Sri Lanka increase its trade competitiveness in regional and European markets. The project will be implemented over a period of four years by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Department of Commerce.
14 Nov 2016 - brussels.cta.int
EC-ITC: call for better-informed decision-making for trade & developmentThe European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are working together to support businesses – particularly small and medium-sized enterprises – and trade in developing countries. The Director-General of DG DEVCO, Stefano Manservisi, met ITC Executive Director Arancha González in Brussels on 9 November to discuss how better-informed decision-making can support the private sector and trade in developing countries and related aid delivery. Reflecting upon international trade, investment and official development assistance as important means to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, they concluded that three particular areas would deserve further attention and efforts: a robust understanding of value chains and downstream markets that can enhance project design and impact; pilot projects that can successfully connect micro, small and medium-sized enterprises making the case for initiatives that can encourage market transformation; and evidence-based dialogue for an enhanced business and regulatory environment. Manservisi said that ‘working in these areas can make an important contribution to the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development and the Paris Climate Change Agreement’.
14 Nov 2016 - punchng.com
FG plans special tax for SMEs The Federal Government is in the process of designing a special tax for Small and Medium-scale Enterprises in the country as a way of ameliorating the challenges of multiple taxation being faced by operators in the sector. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar, who disclosed this in Lagos on Sunday during the maiden edition of the Simply Nigerian Fair, said the government intended to leverage on technology to put in place a system of taxation that would target the SME sector. Abubakar said, “I am impressed by the creativity displayed by these young entrepreneurs. Most of their products can be exported. I have encouraged them to work closely with the government. I have also introduced them to the She Trade, which is under the International Trade Centre for women-owned indigenous businesses.
11 Nov 2016 - allaboutshipping.co.uk
A new tourist destination beckons in Myanmar Myanmar, seen by travel operators as one of the world’s most promising tourist magnets, attracted more than 5m international visitors in 2015. Hardly any of them got as far as the hilly eastern state of Kayah, but that is set to change in a modest and measured way. The tourism push – with the stated aim of being effected with minimum disruption, and respecting local culture and the environment – is the result of a collaboration since 2014 between the International Trade Centre , in partnership with the Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, and Myanmar Tourism Marketing. ITC is a joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations to assist small and medium-sized enterprises in emerging economies to become more competitive in global markets
10 Nov 2016 - lapresse.tn
Made in Tunisia Douze à treize mille personnalités tunisiennes et étrangères participeront à la fin de ce mois à la Conférence internationale sur l’investissement. Le Centre du commerce international annonce qu’un plan d’action sera prochainement lancé, pour préparer la mise en place d’un label pour le denim (jeans) tunisien. 600 entreprises tunisiennes opèrent dans la branche denim, employant près 70.000 personnes; elles représentent 30% des entreprises du secteur textile-habillement. Parmi elles, 90% travaillent entièrement pour l’exportation.
10 Nov 2016 - bistandsaktuelt.no
Netthandel tar av i AfrikaNetthandel øker raskt i flere afrikanske land. Nigeria ligger i front i utviklingen. – Veksten har vært fenomenal, sier direktør Juliet Anammah i landets største netthandelsselskap, Jumia. Afrikanske konsumenter kaster seg over netthandel i takt med større tilgang på mobiltelefoner og internett. Ifølge en rapport fra FN-organisasjonen International Trade Center (ITC) kan omsetningen innen netthandel og andre typer e-handel i Afrika nå 400 milliarder kroner årlig i 2018. Omsetningen vil da være åtte ganger høyere enn i 2013. Det kan gi store muligheter for afrikansk næringsliv, ifølge ITC. Når stadig flere handler på nett, gir det ikke minst en åpning for små og mellomstore bedrifter til å nå ut til et mye større marked. (Online shopping takes off in Africa - E-Commerce is growing rapidly in several African countries. Nigeria is at the forefront. - The growth has been phenomenal, says director Juliet Anammah in the country's largest e-commerce company, Jumi. African consumers folds of commerce in line with greater access to mobile phones and the internet. According to a report from the UN agency International Trade Center (ITC) may turnover in e-commerce and other e-commerce in Africa reach $ 400 billion per year in 2018. Revenue will be eight times higher than in 2013. It can provide great opportunities for African businesses, according to ITC. When increasing number of shopping online, it does not provide at least one opening for small and medium businesses to reach out to a much larger market.
08 Nov 2016 - WTO
New global trade alert system launched to boost market access for developing countriesUN, WTO and ITC develop new “ePing” system to promote trade. A new online alert system designed to help government agencies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) keep track of the latest information on regulatory requirements for international trade was launched today (8 November) by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC).
07 Nov 2016 - thisdaylive.com
Raising Africa’s Transformers The Tony Elumelu Foundation has made giant strides in raising young African entrepreneurs to transform the continent, writes Peter Uzoho. Over the years, Africa has been grappling with different forms of socio-economic problems, ranging from poverty, illiteracy, inequality, to general under-development, and this has made it difficult and almost impossible for African young men and women, gifted with talents, creativity and potentials, that can help change the face of the continent, to realise their goals. Ironically, these problems were self-inflicted, because for decades, government of African countries have not done enough to liberate their people from this age-long bondage, in spite of huge resources available to them. Also, the concept of giving in the continent has been such that one gives to make the recipient perpetually dependent, subservient and impoverished, rather than given to empower people economically. These have over time, made the world to perceive Africans as second class citizens, who are not worthy to be counted in the global stage. He also announced partnerships with regional institutions like the African Development Bank, ECOWAS, and others, including Coca Cola, the International Trade Centre, the Nigerian Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, and the Ivorian Ministry of Entrepreneurship.
3 Nov 2016 - guineenews.org
La Guinée veut exporter sa mangue: la compétitivité de la filière au centre d’un forum à Conakry -Les acteurs de la filière mangue guinéenne sont réunis depuis mercredi 2 octobre dans un réceptif de Conakry pour parler de la compétitivité de la mangue guinéenne sur le marché international mangue-en-chips.Une étude a déjà été menée sur cette compétitivité. La réunion de deux jours, qui a débuté ce mercredi, doit valider les résultats de cette étude menée par des experts du Centre du Commerce International (CCI). Elle connaît la participation des producteurs, transformateurs, commerçants, exportateurs… A l'issue de sa validation, l'étude devrait permettre d'identifier des axes d'amélioration à poursuivre pour mettre à niveau la filière mangue en Guinée.
03 Nov 2016 - agenda.ge
Georgia to benefit from Eastern Partnership export programGeorgia is getting fully involved in an export promotion program set to launch in summer 2017 that will boost the foreign awareness and global sales of locally made goods. The export promotion program was designed for six eastern European countries: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine - all members of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP). Georgia, as an EaP member, will directly benefit from the projects that support small and medium-sized entrepreneurs to get involved in the international trade network. To achieve this Georgia has been receiving support from the International Trade Centre (ITC). A delegation from the ITC visited Georgia yesterday to negotiate with local authorities about creating an export promotion plan for specific exported products. nv
02 Nov 2016 - Frontier Myanmar
Kayah State opens up to the world Two decades after the first foreign visitors arrived, Kayah State is finally embracing tourism – but more investment is needed to build on the early promise. … In 2014, the International Trade Centre, in partnership with the tourism ministry, initiated a US$1.9 million program to develop sustainable tourism in Kayah State. The program aims to create job opportunities and improve incomes for local communities. It also provides training in food quality and safety as well as service management. ITC has also initiated a tourism development program in Pan Pet, a cluster of villages in Kayah State…. The ITC program aims to encourage the women back by providing training on how to make local crafts and market them. It also promotes half- or full-day tours in the village and the surrounding area. But rather than designed for tourists to stare at the Kayan women, it aims to teach visitors about their traditions.
01 Nov 2016 - libya-businessnews.com
NEW LIBYA ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME LAUNCHEDThe International Trade Centre (ITC) and Expertise France have just launched the Libya Entrepreneurship Programme. Financed by the European Union, the programme will provide six-week training courses for young and aspiring entrepreneurs in Libya through an online portal. With record high unemployment and a domestic economy that continues to be dependent on oil-related activities, supporting youth in creating and developing private businesses is crucial to ensure a more stable Libya.
31 Oct 2016 - theeagleonline.com.ng
ELUMELU: ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ONLY PATH TO INDEPENDENCE, SUSTAINABILITY He also announced partnerships with regional and international companies and institutions such as the African Development Bank; ECOWAS; Coca Cola; the International Trade Centre; Nigeria’s Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism; and Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Entrepreneurship. The two-day forum buzzed with energy as entrepreneurs shared and gained knowledge built cross-border partnerships, and connected with investors and policymakers, fulfilling the goal of fostering innovation and collaboration between entrepreneurs from across Africa. On Day One, attendees benefited from masterclasses on traditional and alternative means of financing, sales and marketing, as well as sector specific workshops and an in-depth session on Africapitalism – Elumelu’s economic philosophy that identifies the leading role of Africa’s private sector, including its entrepreneurs, in Africa’s transformation.
26 Oct 2016 - huntnews.in
EEU entry increases demand for local Kyrgyz apparel Orders to the local clothing industry in Kyrgyzstan have surged drastically since its entry into the Eurasian Economic Union in August 2015, according to the Kyrgyz Association of Light Industry (Legprom). This increase is despite US dollar appreciation and depreciation of the Russian ruble against the Kyrgyz som affecting Kyrgyz exports. The Kyrgyz garment industry also gets help from the Swiss Government, which in association with the International Trade Centre trains local producers in management, marketing and clothes design. The programme includes 175 garment enterprises, of which, at least 50 per cent have participated in international exhibitions.
15 Oct 2016 - sdasia.co and other outlets
Seedstars World To Be Held in Dhaka on 19th October- Seedstars World, a global competition for the startups from emerging markets, is going to be held in Dhaka on 19th October 2016. This is a great opportunity to promote the tech startups in Bangladesh, especially those in the domains of FinTech and EduTech. The local partners of the event are- BetterStories, Digital World 2016, International Trade Centre, BD Venture Ltd, ICT Division, CBI, Bangladesh Computer Council and Digital Bangladesh. nv
14 Oct 2016 - ft.lk
Thumbs up for trade!Companies from Australia, France, Thailand, Switzerland, Pakistan and India had expressed interest in investing and starting joint ventures with Sri Lankan companies at the conclusion of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) yesterday, which gave special focus to SMEs and fostering direct engagement between businesses, officials said yesterday. “Many other business decisions would likely be made over the next few months or even longer. This was an opportunity for them to meet and relationships can be forged over a longer time for many of them,” International Trade Centre (ITC) Executive Director Arancha González told reporters at the end of the forum adding that Sri Lanka has great potential for south-south trade given the trade policies adopted by the Government.
13 Oct 2016 - island.lk
Private sector ‘glass ceiling too tough for women’ says EDB chairpersonRing the Bell for SheTrades initiative’ at the Colombo Stock Exchange yesterday. Sujeewa Senasinghe, State Minister for International Trade, Ms. Indira Malwatte- chairperson and Chief Executive of the EDB, Executive Director of the ITC Ms. Arancha Gonzalez, Vajira Kulathilake, chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange, Uvindyani Hettiarachchi ( member- WCIC), Ms. Rifa Mustafa, chairperson, WCIC. Executive Director, ITC Ms. Arancha Gonzalez said," SheTrades initiative was launched in 2015 as part of ITC's effort to support United Nations member states achieve Goal 5 – to empower all women and girls – of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It aims to connect one million women entrepreneurs to the global market by 2020.
13 Oct 2016 - dailynews.lk and Ceylon Daily news
World economic centre of gravity moving to Asia: GonzálezInternational Trade Centre (ITC), Executive Director Arancha González says Sri Lanka, strategically located at the heart of Indian ocean maritime region, must make efforts to return to its rightful place in the international trading route. She made these views speaking at the World Export Development Forum held in Colombo yesterday under the theme “Trade for Success: Connect; Compete and Change.”The world Export Development Forum organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC). “This is an auspicious moment for ITC as we bring the World Export Development Forum to Sri Lanka this year, a country that has been for centuries in the trading routes between East, West North and South. “Sri Lanka has risen steadily to become a regional trade and business hub over the years and increasing exports and the trade is a vital part of the government’s strategy for economic growth and job.”nv
12 Oct 2016 - lankabusinessonline.com
Social, environmental considerations a must in trade: World Export forumTrading countries should look at multilateral levels with regional trade agreements alongside transformation in investment, trade and services, an official said at the World Export Development Forum in Colombo on Wednesday.“The trade agreements of the 21st century must respond to the economic and social realities of the century,” said Arancha Gonzalez, executive director, International Trade Centre delivering her opening remarks at the forum. “In the trade topography of today, we are seeing production dispersed in value chains that extend around the world.”
07 Oct 2016 - china.org.cn
China to invest heavily in Sri LankaChina is to invest heavily in projects in the country and will also sign a Free Trade Agreement with Sri Lanka soon, State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe said. "Some discrepancies which had been noted by the present Sri Lankan government after it took office last year over deals signed with China have now been resolved and 15000 acres will be allocated for China in the Hambantota area to set up a High Tech Industrial Park,Senasinghe said at a media conference on the World Export Development Forum, which will be held on October 12th and 13th in Colombo.
05 Oct 2016 - guardian.ng
‘How Nigeria’s $300m BPO market can aid growth’With statistics from the International Trade Centre indicating that by 2050, 80 per cent of the work force worldwide will be operating in services, the growing competitive business environment has positioned Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) as a key source of competitive advantage. Worth yearly in Nigeria over $300 million, the country has been urged to tap immensely into the opportunities BPO can offer the economy, especially in job creations and its contributions to lifting the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This appeal came from iSON BPO, when it led journalists on a facility tour of its Abeokuta, Ogun State call centre facilities at the weekend.
29 Sep 2016 - qz.com
The great global avocado trade flow chart Avocado prices are on the rise. An increase in US demand and weak production in Mexico and California has left the Americas in short supply of the fruit, with chefs seeking alternatives like sweet potato. On the other side of the world, Australia and New Zealand recently had the same problem. Avocado theft rose in New Zealand along with prices earlier this year. There were nearly 40 large-scale avocado thefts from growers on the north island of New Zealand in the first half of the year, according to The Guardian. ITC stats cited. nv
28 Sep 2016 - monocle.com
The EntrepreneursHirofumi Kurino from United Arrows and Simone Cipriani from the Ethical Fashion Initiative discuss the creative partnership that led them to hitch a ride to Ethiopia. Then the CEO of Oliver Peoples explains why the US eyewear brand is making moves in Europe. And Palida Boonyarungsrit reveals how she’s leveraging her family’s multigenerational history of craft in Thailand to create her very own business.
27 Sep 2016 - qz.com
Donald Trump’s anti-Mexican rhetoric created a fantastic opportunity for a Mexican beer company Mexicans and their culture are practically mainstream in the US, and not just because there are some 33 million people of Mexican origin living there. Many non-Hispanics, too, are eager consumers of Mexican traditions and products, from piñatas to guacamole and chips—and Mexican beer, sales of which were worth $1.9 billion in 2015, according to data from the International Trade Centre, a joint UN and WTO agency. That makes Mexico the biggest beer exporter to the US by far, according to Euromonitor International.
27 Sep 2016 - gov.uk
Statement delivered at the WTO Public Forum during the launch of the World Trade Report 2016 in Geneva. We will remain a strong advocate for the International Trade Centre’s work in increasing the participation of female entrepreneurs. Increasing the proportion of women in the global workplace is key to stability, security and prosperity. With close to 10 million of the world’s SMEs owned by women, this is a hugely important area for ensuring sustainable economic growth and the fulfilment of our global development goals. I therefore welcome the Centre’s ambition, through the ‘She Trades’ initiative, to help one million female entrepreneurs access markets by 2020.
26 Sep 2016 - Kering.com
NEW DATA RELEASED BY PYTHON CONSERVATION PARTNERSHIPNew data released by Python Conservation Partnership. Three new reports published today by the Python Conservation Partnership (PCP), a partnership between Kering, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Boa and Python Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), reveal that the wild harvesting and farming of pythons is ecologically sustainable and results in socioeconomic benefits for poor households in South-East Asia. nv
26 Sep 2016 - vogue.globo.com
SuzyMFW Stella Jean: Streamlining AfricaThe designer modified her caricature of African style and used football as a unifying symbol to make a unique collection. When Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean was first picked out as a winner of Franca Sozzani's Who is on Next? talent competition, she had an upbeat but theatrical vision of Africa and its diaspora. She started with pattern, colour and a sprightly, jokey style. Working with the Ethical Fashion Initiative of the International Trade Centre, a United Nations agency, the designer started working with African fabrics handwoven by women in landlocked Burkina Faso and Mali. Her shows were fun, caricaturist and even had beginners' gaffes such as models falling off their high-heels.
22 Sep 2016 - wallstreet-online.de
Palästinensisches Kunsthandwerk für den europäischen MarktPremiere auf dem Bazaar Berlin (FOTO)Dazu ergänzt Klaus Linkenheil, der dieses Projekt als Consultant des International Trade Center (ITC) Genf unterstützt: "Die Unternehmerinnen haben sich im 'Business Women Forum Palestine' zusammengeschlossen, um ihre Produkte einem größeren internationalen Publikum vorzustellen. Der Bazaar Berlin bietet eine hervorragende Plattform für den Einstieg in den europäischen Markt. Das Projekt kann Signalwirkung für die ganze Region entwickeln." Palästinensisches Kunsthandwerk für den europäischen Markt - Premiere auf dem Bazaar Berlin | wallstreet-online.de - Vollständiger Artikel unter.
14 Sep 2016 - thejakartapost.com
INDONESIA MUST DIVERSIFY CHINA TRADEChina has been a major export destination for Indonesian commodities, particularly coal and gas. However, the ongoing global economic slowdown and China’s effort to promote the use of renewable energy has seen a brake being applied on the import of those commodities. In 2013, China imported 266.7 million tons of coal from all over the world but this dropped to 155.9 million tons last year, according to data from the Geneva-based International Trade Center.
02 Sep 2016 - philstar.com
EDC hopes government wraps up talks on MRAs with AseanThe Export Development Council (EDC), through its technical working group (TWG) on non-tariff measures, plans to ask the government to accelerate negotiations on Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) with the ASEAN. In June this year, the International Trade Centre released a survey indicating that close to three-quarters of exporters and importers in the Philippines complained that non-tariff measures were a key trade barrier, with the agri-food and low-tech sectors the most affected by these regulations.
31 Aug 2016 - commodafrica.com
David Cordobès, ITC : Pour attirer les jeunes, l'agriculture doit être associée aux "high-tech"Pour David Cordobès, chargé de programme Jeunesse et Commerce au Centre du commerce international (CCI), le jeune qui veut devenir entrepreneur ne pense pas, a priori, à l'agriculture. Il préfère, souvent, se tourner vers ce qui est technologie de pointe, oubliant souvent qu'agriculture et "high-tech" peuvent se conjuguer. Il veut aussi, de plus en plus, que son activité entrepreneuriale soit à visage social. Or, l'agriculture peut répondre aussi à cette exigence, explique le spécialiste à l'occasion du Forum New Generation qui s'est tenu à Yaoundé, au Cameroun, début août. nv
29 Aug 2016 - tunisiait.com
Atelier de formation sur l’efficacité énergétique dans le secteur textile et habillement le 9 septembre 2016Notons que le projet d’appui à la compétitivité de la chaîne de valeurs du secteur textile et habillement (COM-TEXHA) s’inscrivant dans les activités prévues dans le plan de travail et s’appuiera sur l’expérience confirmée des projets d’efficacité énergétique et de formation mise en œuvre dans le cadre de projets précédents du SECO et en particulier le Projet de Production Propre Tunisien (2010-2015), est en partenariat avec les Ministères du Commerce tunisien (Point focal du projet en Tunisie), de la Formation Professionnelle, de l’Industrie de l’énergie et des mines, le Technopole de Monastir (MFCPOLE), le Centre technique du textile (CETTEX), le Centre de promotion des exportations (CEPEX), la Confédération nationale des entreprises citoyennes de Tunisie(CONECT); ii) le Secrétariat d'État à l'économie (SECO) (bailleur de fonds), le Centre du commerce international (ITC) (agence chargée d’exécution du projet), et la Fédération nationale du textile (FENATEX).
04 Aug 2016 - insidestandards.com
ITC, WAQ Launch Global Platform for QualityThe International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the World Trade Organizations and the United Nations, has partnered with the World Alliance for Quality, an organization fostering international cooperation for issues related to quality, to launch the Global Platform for Quality, a joint outreach platform to enable small and medium-sized organizations to meet the growing technical requirements of quality standard
01 Aug 2016 - thecitizen.co.tz
Sunflower oil processors, Indian body join forces The government has already drafted a Sunflower Development Strategy Plan under the auspicious of the Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA). It is a rare opportunity which am encouraging you to use if effectively,” she told the local processors. For his side, the chairman of the Tanzania Sunflower Oil Processor Association (Tasupa), Mr Ringo Iringo, said the development would greatly boosting the sunflower value chain in the zone.nv
27 Jul 2016 - devex.com
Debate, discord mark UN Conference on Trade and Development The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development renewed its mandate at its annual summit last week, aiming to more closely align international trade policies and standards with the new global development agenda. But reaching consensus was not easy. Conference delegates also considered the structure and organization of the summit itself to be a success. “The event was very multifaceted,” said Matthew Wilson, chief of cabinet of the International Trade Center. “From investment topics to a commodities forum, women’s economic empowerment, small and medium-sized enterprise development, all of the key issues were covered,” he added. “There were quite a few [issues addressed] that will be helpful for the international community moving forward and be direct contributors to achieving the SDGs.”
27 Jul 2016 - emansion.gov.lr
President Sirleaf Sees Great Potential for Liberia’s Tourism SectorMonrovia, Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has told a visiting delegation from the International Trade Center (ITC) that she sees a great and promising potential in Liberia's tourism sector. According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf was speaking on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 when the ITC delegation led by its Executive Director, Ms. Arancha Gonzalez and Mr. Rahul Bhatnagar; Advisor on Export Strategy paid a courtesy call on her at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia.
27 Jul 2016 - herald.co.zw
GOVT TO LAUNCH WOMEN’S BANKGovernment will soon launch a women's bank that will provide financial support to small and medium enterprises run by women, a cabinet minister has said. The Ministry of Women's Affairs, Gender and Community Development in partnership with the International Trade Centre has started collecting data of women business associations and collective enterprises that exist in Zimbabwe with the exercise scheduled to end on August 20.The exercise is being undertaken as part of the European Union trade and private sector development programme assistance being implemented in Zimbabwe.
26 Jul 2016 - arsarpel.com
CAMPER AND THE ETHIOPIAN TRADITIONThe products from the Camper – EFI collaboration, which are only available at selected stores and on the Camper website, stand out for their careful attention to sustainability. In fact the project helps the local people to improve access to employment, knowledge and skills typical of the footwear industry. The Ethical Fashion Initiative is a flagship program of the International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation. Its goal is to empower micro-producers in developing countries by connecting them with the top fashion brands.
26 Jul 2016 - allafrica.com
AFRICA: SME TRADE ACADEMY GETS THUMBS UP FROM PARTICIPANTSTaking an online course through the International Trade Centre's (ITC) SME Trade Academy is good way of improving skills and knowledge - that is the verdict of 325 former participants. Impact levels of the courses offered by the SME Trade Academy were perceived to be 'very high', according to a survey of former students. All of the respondents answered that they had improved their skills and knowledge, 95% answered that they were able to apply the skills gained in online courses at their workplace, and 97% answered that they are currently using their new skills to better serve their clients.
25 Jul 2016 - ft.lk
SWEDISH TRADE DELEGATION ADDS TO GROWING MOMENTUM AHEAD OF WEDF 2016 Strengthening the gathering momentum ahead of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) 2016, to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 12th and 13th of October, a trade delegation representing Sweden has confirmed their participation. The two-day summit heralded to be an unprecedented benchmark for the export industry of the country, is organised collaboratively by the Export Development Board of Sri Lanka (EDB) and the International Trade Centre (ITC). Participation of the Swedish delegation was confirmed at a meeting between Secretary General Leif Ivan Ohlson of the Sweden-Sri Lanka Business Council headquartered in Stockholm, with EDBChairperson Indira Malwatte, held last week.
22 Jul 2016 - standardmedia.co.ke
EMPOWERING OUR WOMEN TO PROSPERITY women are already leaders when it comes to trade. An International Trade Centre report on “Unlocking Markets for Women to Trade” revealed that, at 46 per cent, Kenya had the highest percentage of exporting firms owned or managed by women of 20 developing countries surveyed. In fact, when International Trade Centre, Google, and Brazilian firm CI&T last year co-sponsored a global tech challenge inviting developers around the world to pitch their ideas for creating an app for the SheTrades initiative, the competition was won by a women-owned Kenyan company, Greenbell Communications.
21 Jul 2016 - publicnow.com
EMPOWERING ETHIOPIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN TEXTILE INDUSTRY Ethiopia is the fifth fastest-growing garment producing country in the world. The textiles sector employs mostly women. ITC works with its local partner, the Center for Accelerated Women's Economic Empowerment, to provide women with capacity building, training and support, enabling them to better meet international buyers' requirements.
18 Jul 2016 - youm7.com
مركز تحديث الصناعة يشارك فى مؤتمر "دعم التنافسية فى قطاع النسيج" بتونس
17 Jul 2016 - theguardian.com
QUINOA ISN'T A THREAT TO FOOD SECURITY. IT'S IMPROVING PERUVIAN FARMERS' LIVESTrade in quinoa, the traditional Andean cereal loved by ethical foodies, has been accused of driving poverty in the region. In 2013, a Guardian article argued that rising prices, driven by western demand for the “super grain”, meant poor people in the region could no longer afford to buy quinoa and that trade was “driving poverty” and putting food security at risk. However, a new study published in May by the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the UN and World Trade Organisation based in Geneva, found the opposite was the case in Peru: high quinoa prices in fact improved the welfare of poor rural communities. Indeed, as prices fell in 2014-15 – because of increased competition from larger, more intensive farms on the coast producing at a lower cost – farmer incomes also fell and their families’ nutrition worsened.
17 Jul 2016 - timesofoman.com
LARGE NUMBER OF OMANI FIRMS TO PARTICIPATE IN WORLD EXPORT DEVELOPMENT FORUM IN SRI LANKAA large number of Omani companies are expected to take part in the World Export Development Forum (WEDF), the flagship event of the Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC), to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 12-13 October, 2016.Hiruni Rajapakse, Second Secretary, Embassy of Sri Lanka in Oman, said in a statement that several companies have confirmed their participation in this event in Colombo. “Moreover, we have requested the Oman Chamber of Commerce to disseminate the information among the companies,” she said.
15 Jul 2016 - authorityngr.com
NEPC, ITC TARGET 1M WOMEN IN GLOBAL MARKET BY 2020The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and the Inter¬national Trade Centre (ITC) are to ensure that one million Nigerian women are connected to global market by 2020. The Executive Director/CEO of NEPC, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, who made this known in Abuja on Thursday during a women in export stakeholders forum, said the initiative is a strategic collab¬oration towards achieving a zero oil growth through wom¬en inclusiveness in global export trade.
14 Jul 2016 - radioaustralia.net.au
PNG : LES BILUMS, BIEN PLUS QUE DES SACSPermettre aux femmes papoues d'être autonomes en vendant leurs bilums à l'étranger : c'est le pari du Centre du commerce international (ITC), une agence conjointe de l'Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC) et des Nations unies. Le ministère australien des Affaires étrangères finance ce programme jusqu'en 2017-2018. D'ici là, Torek Farhadi espère avoir réussi son pari. « Notre philosophie de travail, c'est de rendre la chose pérenne. Si on monte une chaîne de qualité et qu'on a une douzaine d'acheteurs internationaux de renom, l'association BEPA aura les moyens de faire le travail d'intermédiaire », explique-t-il.
14 Jul 2016 - dailynews.lk
NIGERIA MOVES TO DEPLOY WOMEN IN ECONOMIC RESUSCITATIONIt was as a result of this that the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, a federal government agency for the promotion of non-oil exports and the International Trade Centre, ITC recently organized what was perhaps Nigeria’s First Women in Export Stakeholders' Roundtable and Exhibition. The event was specifically designed to sensitize the Nigerian woman on the need to join trade.
10 Jul 2016 - guardian.ng
For a brighter economic future, empower women to tradeOpinion by Olusegun Awolowo and Arancha González -These are challenging times for the Nigerian economy. After a decade of solid growth, output shrank earlier this year, mostly on the back of a steep fall in oil prices. But Nigeria’s most important commodity has never been its oil. The country’s most important asset is its dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovative people. And one of its most underutilised assets is the economic potential of Nigerian women.This latest bout of commodity price volatility underscores the need to boost diversification and productivity to generate lasting growth and jobs for Nigeria’s fast-growing, young population. Beyond generating foreign exchange, trade can play an important role in shifting people and resources out of subsistence agriculture and informal self-employment into more productive activities, in agro-industry, manufacturing, and formal services. For this reason, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) was set up to promote the development of a diversified export sector.
22 Jun 2016 - linkedin.com
How trade helps fight climate change by Alex KasterineOn Monday, ITC and the Least Developed Country (LDC) Group hosted a dialogue on trade and climate change at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. The aim of the event was to raise awareness about the role that trade can play to support countries to meet their commitments to the Paris Agreement, ie. how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support adaptation actions in developing countries. Dialogues are limited in what they can achieve. They are after all largely about informing an audience about an issue. However as one of the moderators Ambassador Vangelis Vitalis of New Zealand remarked, this event was significant in that it was taking place in the WTO, an organization whose rules govern international trade. Raising awareness amongst WTO Members about how trade can help address the climate crisis is thus an end in itself.
22 Jun 2016 - financialafrik.com
Les APE sont un challenge de compétitivitéInterview exclusive avec Aïcha Pouye, directrice au Centre de commerce international en charge du support aux entreprises et aux institutions. Les pays de la CEDEAO étaient en conclave les 14 et 15 mai au siège de la BAD à Abidjan afin de plancher sur les moyens de limiter l’impact des mesures non tarifaires (MNT) – 30% des coûts du commerce au niveau international – qui plombent les échanges commerciaux dans la région. Selon une étude du Centre de commerce international (CCI), initiatrice de la table-ronde avec la BAD et la CEDEAO, 73% des entreprises de la région sont confrontées à des MNT contraignantes (tant pour les exportations que les importations), contre par exemple 64% en Afrique de l’Est et 47% en Asie
20 Jun 2016 - africabusinesscommunities.com
Kenyan farmers excite international markets with multipurpose herb A burgeoning European appetite for basil, a versatile aromatic herb in the mint family, has opened a window of opportunity for farmers in Nakuru County in Kenya who are now earning up to $2000 a month in exports. Working with Premier Seeds Limited, a vegetable seed company, the farmers, who have traditionally relied on the overcrowded cereal farming, have now found a lifeline in a perennial herb whose multiple health and nutritional benefits has made it a hit internationally. A health conscious middle class is driving the growth of culinary herbs and spices in the international markets which has been on a meteoric rise and currently stands at $2.3 billion according to data from the International Trade Center.
20 Jun 2016 - trade.einnews.com
ITC, AfDB to hold roundtable on non-tariff measures affecting regional trade in ECOWASRepresentatives from trade ministries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the International Trade Centre (ITC), and other trade, customs and regional organizations will meet in Abidjan on 14 and 15 June to discuss ways of removing regulatory and procedural non-tariff' obstacles to regional trade.
14 Jun 2016 - radioaustralia.net.au
PNG Bilum Hat na Vogue Australia Bilum emi wanpla bag emi save sanap makim gut Papua New Guinea na ol mama na ol yangpla meri na sampla yangpla man tu isave mekim. Despla beret oa hat em Barbara Pagasa ibin mekim istap aninit long wanpla wok halvim em PNG Bilum Export na Promotion Association - BEPA wantem halvim blong PNG Gavman na tu International Trade Centre Bilum Project team!
09 Jun 2016 - bloomberg.com
Africa’s Got a Tomato Problem: Miner Grubs Are Wiping Them OutYusuf Ibrahim, a tomato farmer in Kano, Nigeria, has lost almost 90 percent of his crop this year to Tuta absoluta. That prices for the fruit are 15 times higher than before the outbreak of the pest is little consolation; he can’t afford to plant the corn and rice he normally does after harvesting tomatoes. Africa exported almost $800 million of tomatoes in 2015, or about 10 percent of the world’s total, according to the Geneva-based International Trade Center.
07 Jun 2016 - supplychainquarterly.com
Nestlé puts 36,000 supply chain minds to workThe global food manufacturer is using internal crowdsourcing to solve problems and develop new business solutions worldwide. Crowdsourcing—the collaboration by many people to solve a problem, answer a question, or fund a project—is usually associated with technology startups helmed by Millennials who are fresh out of (or maybe still in) college. But the global food manufacturer Nestlé is demonstrating that it can also be an effective technique in supply chain organizations.In that spirit, Nestlé is participating in the United Nations' (UN) "Blue Number" program, which also involves the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the global data standards organization GS1.
06 Jun 2016 - daily-sun.com
Local IT companies at CIFTISAs a part of Netherland Trust Fund (NTF)-III project and with the support of International Trade Centre (ITC), six BASIS member companies took part in China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS). Around 20 participants from Ecuador, Kenya, Mexico, Rwanda, Turkey and Uganda are also sharing the same pavilion. Besides, Tourism of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Nepal are also being showcased in the pavilion. Autarky Tours, a Bangladesh company is representing Bangladesh Tourism sector in the pavilion.
05 Jun 2016 - iisd.ca
Trondheim Conference Addresses Linkages between Biodiversity and AgricultureAlexander Kasterine, International Trade Centre, presented on the linkages between trade, climate change, agriculture and biodiversity conservation. He identified the role of his organization in building climate resilience and improving agricultural value chains by working with smallholder farmers in strengthening organization and bargaining power; training for compliance with sustainability certifications; and creating direct market linkages between small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and international buyers. In promoting greater agrobiodiversity of quinoa and cacao in Peru, Kasterine noted that trade specialization of diverse commercial varieties of these crops resulted in improved welfare of farmers over a ten-year period, emphasizing the importance of assigning property rights to derive value from diverse quinoa varieties through new markets, and building public-private partnerships to integrate sustainability into the supply chain. On the impacts of climate change on the agri-food trade, he underscored the importance of climate-resilient crop varieties and export diversification, citing an example from the tea sector in Kenya that produced positive outcomes, including a legal requirement for energy auditing. He stressed that trade in agriculture reduces poverty by facilitating emerging markets for biodiversity.
02 Jun 2016 - allafrica.com
Namibia: ITC to Survey Namibian Businesses On Non-Tariff MeasuresBusiness survey on NTM will capture procedural and regulatory barriers to trade. The International Trade Centre (ITC) is to carry out a large-scale business survey to document the experiences of Namibian importers and exporters facing non-tariff measures (NTMs). This initiative is being implemented following an official request from Namibia's Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and SME Development (MITSMED).
02 Jun 2016 - chronicle.co.zw
First ever Trade Info Portal to openZimbabwe will officially launch its first ever Trade Information Portal (TIP) next week on Thursday. Minister of Industry and Commerce Mike Bimha and the Head of the European Union Delegation to Zimbabwe Ambassador Philippe Van Damme are expected to open the facility. Over 100 delegates, including captains of industry, diplomats and government officials are expected to attend the launch where the International Trade Centre (ITC) will be represented by its trade information advisor, Martin Lopez. In a statement released yesterday, ZimTrade said the TIP is an online platform which provides a comprehensive, single-point access of up-to-date trade, investment, economic and regulatory information.
31 May 2016 - en.ce.cn and China Daily
Trade event promotes growing service industryWider participation of overseas exhibitors and buyers, more intensive international events and stronger support from global organizations are making the China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services, also known as CIFTIS, an increasingly internationalized gala for the world's service industry. It also has four international organizations as new partners - the World Intellectual Property Organization, the International Trade Centre, the World Trade Point Federation and the World Trade Centers Association.
25 May 2016 - greengrowthknowledge.org
How to make green growth inclusive in Latin America and the CaribbeanThe Latin America and Caribbean Region (LAC) has served as a laboratory for inclusive green growth, having implemented clean, efficient, resilient and socially inclusive innovations, such as a low emission energy matrix, the first regional catastrophic risk insurance facility, Payments for Environmental Services and the world’s most extensive use of Bus Rapid Transit. However, converting these sparks of innovation into mainstream policies and widespread practices is a key challenge that lies ahead for the LAC region. Alex Kasterine, Head, Trade and Environment Programme, International Trade Centre (UN/WTO)
23 May 2016 - allafrica.com
Maroc: Les entreprises marocaines prêtes pour le marché espagnol du cuirPlus de 50 entreprises marocaines ont participé aux ateliers qui se sont déroulés au Centre marocain des techniques du cuir (CMTC) à Casablanca et à la chambre de commerce et de l'Industrie de Fès. Une spécialiste internationale, accompagnée par des experts de l'ITC, a présenté les caractéristiques essentielles du marché espagnol ainsi que ses exigences en matière de qualité et de produit. Les entreprises ont également été formées sur les normes environnementales et sociales requises pour y accéder. «Il est important pour les entreprises marocaines de passer les audits sociaux tels que celui du Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) pour accéder aux marchés espagnol et européen» explique Anna Exposito, experte de l'ITC pour le marché espagnol.
23 May 2016 - newsday.co.zw
ZimTrade empowers 262 women in export skillsZIMTRADE, the country’s export promotion body, has trained over 200 women entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe since 2014 in export readiness, opportunities, as well as selling skills, so they become effective exporters, an official has said. From 2014 to date, we have trained about 262 women entrepreneurs in export readiness, selling skills, how they can identify market opportunities and how they can benefit from trade agreements that Zimbabwe is signatory on.” Nkala said, according to the International Trade Centre, creating more opportunities for women in trade was the right thing to do because women play a major role in the global economy.
20 May 2016 - agraria.pe
PRODUCTORES DE QUINUA PUEDEN INCREMENTAR HASTA EN 20% SU PRODUCCIÓN CON GUANO DE ISLALos agricultores rurales de Puno podrían incrementar su producción de quinua en más de 20% si usaran guano de isla para este cultivo andino orgánico. Así lo aseguró Eusebio Chura, vocero del Proyecto Cadena de Valor de la Quinua como Modelo de Desarrollo. Finalmente, comentó que 1,800 productores de los distritos de Acora y Cabana – Cabanillas, comenzarán a utilizar el guano de isla para la quinua orgánica en el marco del programa Swisscontac, financiado por la Cooperación Suiza – SECO, International Trade Center y el Programa Conjunto de Granos Andinos que implementa la OIT e involucra a la FAO y Unesco.
10 May 2016 - newvision.co.ug Home Business Bureaucracy and quality still chock investment and exports They advised the Government to support value addition which will boost the quality of exports from Uganda, and also attract global markets and a good premium. Ms Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry & Cooperatives and Mr. Govind Venuprasad, Coordinator, SITA, International Trade Centre address during the 5th SITA Partnership Platform Meeting at Munyonyo. Even though the world investment report places Uganda second in the region in attracting foreign direct investment, a group of Indian investors have expressed frustration over delays in clearing business deals due to by government bureaucracy. They advised the Government to support value addition which will boost the quality of exports from Uganda, and also attract global markets and a good premium. “It takes on average 14 days to have a major consignment approved in Uganda due to delays by government officials and the lengthy approval process, which frustrates investors,” said the Chief, Trade Facilitation and Policy for Business at the International Trade Centre, Rajesh Aggarwal.
06 May 2016 - Ft.lk World Export Development Forum 2016 officially launched in ColomboLaunch of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) 2016, the flagship event of the Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC) was held yesterday (5th May) at Cinnamon Grand in Colombo. The announcement on the WEDF, which is to be held on 12th and 13th October was made by the Sri Lankan Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickreme, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC) Arancha Gonzales, and the Chairperson and Chief Executive of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) Indira Malwatte.
05 May 2016 - yarnsandfibers.com Zambian cotton farmers through training programme get boostA programme was organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC), as part of a project funded by the European Union and financed by the United Kingdom that empowered about 40 cotton farmers with value addition skills to improve their crop through a comprehensive farmer-training programme in Mumbwa. The participants, mostly women, acquired life skills to help them process cotton into lint, yarn and potentially artisanal products. Over 300,000 small-scale cotton farmers in Eastern, Muchinga, Central, Lusaka and Southern provinces earn income for their livelihoods from the crop.
05 May 2016 - colombopage.com World Export Development Forum accentuates Sri Lanka's role as a regional hub for international tradeThe 16th edition of the World Export Development Forum (WEDF) to be held in Colombo in October will provide an opportunity to showcase Sri Lanka as a regional hub for international trade, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said. The WEDF 2016 co-hosted by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade of Sri Lanka, through the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) will be held 12-13 October 2016 in Colombo. As the flagship event of the International Trade Centre (ITC), WEDF brings together over 600 business leaders, policymakers, heads of trade and investment support institutions and international trade development officials to address international competitiveness for developing countries.
02 May 2016 - busiweek.com Uganda moves on quality "We are now working with Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) to create a working one-stop centre, remove all the non-tariff barriers through working with Trademark East Africa and reducing bureaucracies that tend to scare away potential investors. In the SITA project, Uganda is planning to export sunflower, cotton and coffee to India duty-free,” Kyambadde said. The project started in March 2014 and is expected to end in March 2020. The project benefits East African business, Indian companies importing from or investing in Africa and national, regional trade and investment support institutions. Dorothy Tembo, the ITC Deputy Executive Director said Uganda is one of the most active countries engaging with the ITC for equality in trading arrangement. Its major aim is to precisely support government and the private sector in exporting and generating jobs.
29 April 2016 - Myanmar's national Mrtv News ITC's Project Steering Committee of ITC's NTF III Myanmar inclusive tourism project with focus on Kayah, with participation of the Myanmar's Union Minister of Commerce (MOC) and Minister of Hotels and Tourism (MoHT) as well as CBI and tourism stakeholders, with interviews with Aung Soe, Acting Director General Trade Promotion Department, and Chairman of the PSC and the head of Kayah's MoHT.
29 April 2016 - tralac.org Voice of business in policy to boost COMESA services trade: new ITC-CBC study A new report called Services in COMESA – An Industry Perspective: Integrating the Voice of Business in Policy by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the COMESA Business Council (CBC) finds that stronger participation of the private sector in the policymaking process will create a more business-friendly environment.
28 April 2016 - moc.gov.kh The opening of the Training of Trainers on International Market Analysis Tools which takes place from 25-29 April 2016 at the Ministry of Commerce H.E OK Boung, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Commerce presided over the opening of the Training of Trainers on International Market Analysis Tools which takes place from 25-29 April 2016 at the Ministry of Commerce. The training was organized by Trade Training and Research Institute (TTRI) of the Ministry of Commerce with support from Asian Development Bank (ADB) and attended by 50 official from the Ministry of Commerce, 10 participants from Laos, and 50 participants from Small and Medium Enterprises. His Excellency expressed his sincere thank to ADB, International Trade Center (ITC), and Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) for cooperating with TTRI and sponsoring this important workshop. He expressed special thank to Mr. Quang Phan Vinh, Deputy Project Director of MBI and other speakers for spending their valuable time to share knowledge and experience in this program.
29 April 2016 - herald.co.zw STANDARDS ASSOCIATION OF ZIMBABWE TO ASSIST SMES THE Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) in conjunction with the European Union, ZimTrade and the International Trade Centre are working together to assist small to medium enterprises to tap export markets. Godfrey Dube, head of marketing at SAZ said this at an SMEs workshop held at a local hotel yesterday where he addressed close to 100 entrepreneurs in conjunction with Old Mutual and MBCA bank.
27 April 2016 - vogue.it Camper ed EFI Camper collabora con Ethical Fashion Initiative per supportare i piccoli artigiani emarginati dell’Africa subsahariana e di Haiti. Il progetto in esclusiva su Vogue.it Camper è protagonista di un nuovo importante progetto etico. Il brand ha dato vita a una collaborazione con Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI), programma che mette in contatto piccoli artigiani emarginati dell’Africa subsahariana e di Haiti con l’industria internazionale della moda. L’obbiettivo di Camper è quello di realizzare ogni anno, attraverso questa iniziativa, una collezione di calzature in edizione limitata per contribuire a creare posti di lavori equi e dignitosi nei Paesi in via di sviluppo. Il tutto riducendo al minimo l’impatto ambientale.
27 April 2016 - nation.sc Business survey on non-tariff measures launched A survey which aims at identifying existing obstacles to trade impacting the competitiveness of Seychelles companies in the international market was launched yesterday at the Guy Morel Institute, Ma Joie. The Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) business survey is being initiated by the International Trade Center (ITC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Blue Economy and is part of the ITC and Seychelles government partnership programme aiming at supporting Seychelles in the implementation of its trade policy for a conducive environment to trade. The University of Seychelles (UniSey) through the Guy Morel Institute has been contracted as consultant to lead the project on behalf of ITC.
19 April 2016 - afropages.fr Bientôt une marque pour la mangue sénégalaise? Au Sénégal, les producteurs veulent créer une marque nationale pour la mangue. L’agence de promotion des exportations (Asepex) qui porte cette initiative, a récemment organisé un atelier pour en expliquer le bien-fondé. Sebastien Lonnits McColl, qui est le responsable de la mangue sénégalaise au centre du commerce international, déclare : «Avec un effort de promotion de cette marque, nous pouvons espérer une amélioration de notre rentabilité de l’ordre de 15 à 20%. Ceci n’est bien évidemment pas pour le court terme mais à moyen et à long terme, c’est un objectif réalisable si nous parvenons à rallier tous les professionnels des secteurs privé et public à l’initiative»
19 April 2016 - en.vogue.fr Python Conservation Partnership This scheme aims to raise awareness of the supply chains and systems linked with snakeskin, with a view to protecting the species and ensuring that all sourcing is ethical and responsible.
The group have also been involved in a program spanning several years that concerns the conservation of crocodiles on the island of Madagascar. The project is in partnership with the French Centre du Commerce International (CCI) and controls the sustainable management of Madagascan Nil crocodile-skin trading.
18 April 2016 - trade.einnews.com and Fiji Times Policy revamp -A REVAMP of Tonga's national trade and policy framework is expected to help guide the kingdom mainstream trade into its national development strategy. A statement from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat yesterday said a joint team from the PIFS and the Geneva-based International Trade Centre are in Nuku'alofa, at the request of the government of Tonga to assist the kingdom revitalise the formulation of its national trade and investment policy framework.
18 April 2016 -huffingtonpost.com Authenticity and Artisans -Hands of Fashion: Kenyan artisan doing quality control on a Vivienne Westwood x Ethical Fashion Initiative 10th Anniversary tote bag © ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative & Louis Nderi. It seems the fashion industry has recently rediscovered the value of artisanal work conferring authenticity to products. The hands of artisans are the hands of fashion. The more a product is visibly handcrafted, the more the product is attractive. Handmade means well made and signifies an emotional involvement industrialised goods do not deliver
15 April 2016 - thehindu.com Knitwear exporters eye East African markets - Knitwear exporters are keenly looking at the possibilities of making investments in East African nations with an eye to penetrate niche markets in that region provided the countries in the belt could offer attractive platforms to set up production units. This was following discussions they had with a delegation from International Trade Centre (ITC), which is mandated by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s Department of International Development to implement the project named ‘Supporting India’s Trade-preferences for Africa (SITA)’ here.
18 April 2016 - news.ugo.co.ug Uganda Launched ICT Sector Marketing And Export Plans-The Government of Uganda, Private Sector Associations, selected Ugandan SMEs and the United Nations International Trade Centre (ITC) with the support of the Netherlands Government, developed and validated an “IT & ITES Export sector plan” that was launched on the 7th of April, 2016 and rolled out immediately, first to about thirty (30) Small and Medium Enterprise players in the ICT sector and eventually to the rest of the country.
18 Aprl 2016 - 4-traders.com Equipping Palestinian SMEs with knowledge of global quality requirements-Compliance with market access requirements and quality standards is a major hurdle for Palestinian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to export - a challenge being met through training led by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and partners. By strengthening the export quality-related services offered to SMEs by trade and investment support institutions in the State of Palestine, businesses can learn to improve the quality of their products and meet market access requirements.
12 April 2016 - gereports.com How The Global Fund For Ecommerce Is Helping Entrepreneurs In Developing Countries Enter The Digital Era-Ecommerce has emerged as a powerful driver of economic growth, inclusive trade and job-creation worldwide. Yet while research shows ecommerce dramatically increases the odds for small businesses to stay in business, export and grow, most businesses around the world have yet to use this tools of 21st century trade — especially in developing countries. A new initiative, the Global Fund for Ecommerce, could play a critical role in bringing developing country entrepreneurs into the digital era.
Providing capacity-building is not new to platforms. An excellent example is the capacity-building project that B2B ecommerce platform TradeKey launched with support from the Deauville Partnership, World Bank and International Trade Center to help merchants in Tunisia, Morocco and Jordan to reach international buyers. eBay’s Seller Center helps guide aspiring eBay sellers, while eBay University offers low-cost personal instructors in U.S. and Canada for companies to learn to sell online — an approach that could work worldwide.
13 April 2016 - scmp.com Up close in Hong Kong with Stella McCartney, a ‘woman designing for women’-The fashion powerhouse talks about providing style and comfort for real women, animal rights, the power of consumers to promote ethical fashion, and how she combines style with sustainability - Some ethically inclined younger labels – including Maiyet, which support artisanal trades, and Stella Jean, which produces through the Ethical Fashion Initiative – have found success based mainly on their chic styles. And this is key, too, for McCartney, who argues style and substance can’t really be separated. The real driver of change will be consumer power.
13 April 2016 - in.fashionmag.com Tirupur Exporters’ Association exporters invited to invest in East Africa -Representatives from the International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva, currently working with African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation (ACTIF) along with a representative from Tanzania visited Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA) on Tuesday for a preliminary discussion on investment opportunities in the garment sector in selected East African countries.
19 March 2016 - haber3.com & 27 other outlets “Soma’da Önce Kadın” Projesi, Bm’de Örnek Uygulama Olarak Tanıtıldı-Türkiye Kadın Girişimciler Derneği (KAGİDER) ve Soma Belediyesi işbirliğinde hayata geçirilen "Soma'da Önce Kadın Eğitim ve Üretim Merkezi" projesi, Birleşmiş Milletler'in Kadın Statüsü Komisyonu toplantısında örnek proje olarak tanıtıldı. Vodafone Türkiye, KAGİDER ve Soma Belediyesi işbirliğiyle hayata geçirilen ve 10 ay gibi kısa bir sürede kooperatifleşmeyi başararak bölgedeki 370 kadına sürdürülebilir bir gelir kapısı sunan Soma'da Önce Kadın Projesi, Birleşmiş Milletler Kadının Statüsü Komisyonu'nun 60.
18 March 2016 - growingfl.com American Soybean Association Pleased Sustainable U.S. Soy Approved by European Feed Manufacturers' Federation - The American Soybean Association (ASA) is proud that the U.S. Soy Sustainability Assurance Protocol (SSAP) was positively benchmarked against the European Feed Manufacturers' Federation's (FEFAC) Soy Sourcing Guidelines through the independent International Trade Centre (ITC) customized benchmark tool in early March.
16 March 2016 - newsmaker.com.au Four African Ambassadors to China - Chinese Enterprises Are Welcome to Invest in Africa - The two-day Seminar on Investment Promotion to Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia took place in Tangshan, Hebei province, on February 25th. The Seminar on Investment Promotion to Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia was jointly hosted by the China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), International Trade Center (ITC) and China-Africa Development Fund (CADF), dedicated to pushing forward Chinese corporate investment in the four countries. The CCPIT plans to hold the China-Africa Investment Seminar and China-Africa Trade and Investment Forum in a number of provinces and cities, including Shanxi, before the end of this year.
16 March 2016 - linkedin.com Strengthening women's associations' capacity to trade and adapt to climate change in Madagascar - The International Trade Centre's Trade and Environment Programme is working with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to build climate resilience, improve sustainability practices and raise incomes in communities reliant on raffia for their livelihoods in #Madagascar
15 March 2016 - perfectdailygrind.com 8 Steps to Building Gender Equity into the Global Coffee Supply Chain - IWCA Burundi: A Program for Change. The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA), in collaboration with the UN and the International Trade Centre (ITC), has set out to build networks of women in coffee throughout East Africa. The challenges women face include a lack of land ownership, financial resources, and education, among many others. These are similar in many places, yet each place requires unique solutions based on the environment and social norms.
08 March 2016 - weforum.org In Africa, girls will lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Three, in the area of entrepreneurship, the United Nations International Trade Centre has paved the way in developing national ecosystems for ecommerce, starting with Morocco. Made in Africa holds immense economic opportunities for Africa’s youth and could help monetize creative talent, building on the ongoing success of the fashionomics industry globally. Platforms like these that help African creatives, artists and entrepreneurs scale up their businesses will be essential in building capacity to allow for sustainable, inclusive growth that helps women as well as men.
08 March 2016 - Reuters Can the throw-away fashion industry lead a new trend toward sustainability? -After oil, fashion is the most polluting industry on the globe, believes Simone Cipriani, founder of the Ethical Fashion Initiative. But as many industries, from automobiles to agriculture, try to make their products and processes greener, the fashion industry – hardly a leader in conversations on reducing climate change – is starting to shift as well, he said. Despite a reputation for promoting throw-away culture, “I don’t think the sustainable movement is contrary to the core value of the fashion industry,” Cipriani said. “Whatever industry that is not sustainable, including fashion, will lose its market share because consumers will be more and and more aware.”
06 March 2016 - Zawya.com Export Intelligence from Ithraa & ITC -Muscat - Over 50 Omani exporters will attend a series of workshops in Muscat and Salalah organized by Ithraa, Oman's inward investment and export development agency, in partnership with the Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC).
03 March 2016 - harpersbazaar.com.au RAIN, HAIL AND STYLE C/O KAREN WALKER -We’ve done lots of collaborations, most recently with Sephora and also Happy Socks and also our ongoing collaboration with the United Nations’ Ethical fashion initiative. What I love about this one is that the core product is so well designed and such a successfully executed product. I’m a big fan of that. These fashion movers and shakers will inspire wardrobe envy
02 March 2016 - larepublica.pe OMT promueve la Ruta de la Seda y la protección de los niños por la industria turística -El organismo mundial realizará estas acciones en el marco de la ITB de Berlín, feria que se desarrollará del 9 al 13 de marzo. Durante la ITB , la OMT y el Centro de Comercio Internacional (CCI) promueven al estado de Kayah (Myanmar).
02 March 2016 - vogue.it Elijah Green - L'opera di Andrew Ondrejcak promuove le creazioni degli artigiani di Ethical Fashion Initiative -I costumi sono curati da Andrew Ondrejcak in collaborazione con Alba Clemente e Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI) il progetto delle Nazioni Unite che procura agli artigiani dei paesi in via di sviluppo lavori nella produzione dell’alta moda, per marchi come Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Karen Walker, Sass & Bide, United Arrows, Camper ed altri.
29 February 2016 - vogue.it Spring/Summer 2016 - Mafi is a renowned fashion designer based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -She started her career at 16 as a model and musician, while simultaneously studying nursing. She left school and quit modeling to follow her passion and become a professional fashion designer. The recent work with International Trade Center (ITC) on empowering women by working with the local artisans had led Mafi to speak on international stages like London Parliament seminar on the topic of “Trade and women’s economic empowerment” and during Ted x talks, TEDxPlaceDesNations Geneva, on “Ancient Tradition/ Modern Fashion” as a sustainable designer.
29 February 2016 - ictsd.org Investir dans la promotion du commerce génère des revenus (en anglais) -ITC – Février 2016 - Ce rapport du Centre du commerce international (ITC), produit par des chercheurs de l’Université de Genève, souligne les bénéfices de la promotion du commerce, que ce soit en termes d’exportations ou de croissance de PIB. Pour chaque dollar investi dans une organisation nationale de promotion du commerce, ce sont en moyenne 87 US$ d’exportations et 384 US$ de PIB supplémentaires qui sont créés. Le rapport met également en lumière le fait que la manière dont les agences de promotion du commerce sont gérées modifie leur impact sur la prospérité d’un pays
25 February 2016 - ccpit.org 非洲四国投资研讨会在河北唐山举行 - 2月25日，非洲四国投资研讨会在河北省唐山市成功举办。埃塞俄比亚、肯尼亚、莫桑比克、赞比亚四国政府投资促进机构官员和驻华使节与来自全国各地的160余企业家共同探讨对非投资机遇。
25 February 2016 - sanpedrosun.com CARDI continues to work in Belize’s Coconut Industry -Belize’s Coconut Industry continues to grow with the assistance of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and financing from the European Union (EU). Most recently, a workshop was held on Thursday, February 25th with CARDI scientists training coconut stakeholders in the “Production of Quality Coconut Planting Material”. These initiatives are being organized under the EU’s “Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean” through the Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC) aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of small-scale coconut farmers.
February 2016 - oxfordstudent.com Ethical Fashion Initiative: Not Charity, Just Work -Earlier this week, our Fashion Editor Sherry Chen talked to Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI), a flagship programme of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. EFI links the world’s top fashion talents to marginalised artisans – the majority of them women – in East and West Africa, Haiti and the West Bank. The organisation has been connecting artisans to the global fashion supply chain since 2009. EFI also works with the rising generation of fashion talent from Africa, encouraging the forging of fulfilling creative collaborations with artisans on the continent. Under its slogan, “NOT CHARITY, JUST WORK” the EFI advocates a fairer global fashion industry.
February 2016 - mediaterre.org Publication d'un état des marchés durables -Le Centre du commerce international (ITC) a publié, en collaboration avec l'Institut de recherche de l'agriculture biologique (FiBL) et l'Institut international du développement durable (IISD), un rapport intitulé : « The State of Sustainable Markets: Statistics and Emerging Trends 2015 ». Le rapport combine le travail du 2014 State of Sustainability Initiatives Review, l'expérience du FiBL dans l'analyse des données du marché biologique, et la base de données de l’ITC, afin d'élaborer des indicateurs et recueillir des données sur les tendances des marchés concernant l’adoption de standards volontaires de durabilité (VSS). Le partenariat a été soutenu par le Secrétariat d’État à l'économie suisse (SECO).
23 February 2016 - oxfordstudent.comEthical Fashion Initiative: Not Charity, Just Work -Earlier this week, our Fashion Editor Sherry Chen talked to Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI), a flagship programme of the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. EFI links the world’s top fashion talents to marginalised artisans – the majority of them women – in East and West Africa, Haiti and the West Bank. The organisation has been connecting artisans to the global fashion supply chain since 2009. EFI also works with the rising generation of fashion talent from Africa, encouraging the forging of fulfilling creative collaborations with artisans on the continent. Under its slogan, “NOT CHARITY, JUST WORK” the EFI advocates a fairer global fashion industry.
22 February 2016 - prensalibre.com Invertir en promoción commercial -Recientemente, el Centro de Comercio Internacional (CCI) publicó el estudio titulado La inversión en la promoción comercial genera ingresos, en el que se evalúa la relación existente entre las actividades de promoción comercial y su impacto tanto en el Producto Interno Bruto (PIB) y las exportaciones de un país. El Centro de Comercio Internacional (CCI) es una agencia conjunta de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC) y de las Naciones Unidas (ONU), creada con el fin de contribuir a incrementar la competitividad de las empresas privadas de los países en desarrollo y facilitar así, su inserción en los mercados internacionales.
February 2016 - travelandtourworld.comTourism sector of Liberia to be given a push by the ITC -Liberia’s Tourism Trade Strategy An official of the International Trade Center (ITC) has emphasized the need to further enhance and develop the tourism sector to lift Liberia as “a destination of great values.” Mr. Rahul Bhatnagar, ITC Advisor on Export Strategy and Competitiveness, also believes that this will make Liberia known not only as a post-conflict nation or for the Ebola crisis, but also as a destination that possess great tourism attraction.
17 February 2016 - TRALACSurvey results from 14 sustainability standards for nine commodities point to emerging trends for sustainable-certified production -Worldwide cultivation and trade of agricultural products with sustainability certification or verification is growing rapidly, according to a new report. While sustainability standards for an ever-wider array of products have been on the rise for years, the new findings offer a deeper, more granular understanding of growth trends. The report is based on a partnership between the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), and is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
16 February 2016 - newtimes.co.rwCOMESA boosts SMEs to foster local sourcing by corporate firms -In 2014, government launched a campaign to encourage consumption of locally-produced goods. The idea, according to Francois Kanimba, the Minister for Trade and Industry, was to support the country’s SME sector to increase its contribution to the national economy. In addition, efforts to establish bar-coding for Rwanda’s products by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are ongoing. Bar-coding is one of the best practices, and barcodes are used to encode products, serial and batch numbers. Such initiative could play a key role in supply chains and enable retailers and manufacturers to penetrate local and regional markets.
15 February 2016 - anthromedia.netBio wächst weiter: Weltweit 43,7 Millionen Hektar Biofläche - FiBL und IFOAM präsentieren neue Ausgabe der Studie „The World of Organic Agriculture“ Die Datensammlung zum weltweiten Biolandbau wird vom Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL) in Zusammenarbeit mit zahlreichen Partnern durchgeführt und gemeinsam mit IFOAM – Organics International publiziert. Das Schweizer Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft (SECO), das Internationale Handelszentrum in Genf (International Trade Centre, ITC) und die NürnbergMesse unterstützen die Datensammlung.
12 February 2016 - tdg.ch Etablie à Damas, Rania Kinge initie des femmes à l’artisanat traditionnel -Genève internationale – La designer suisse d’origine syrienne a lancé une marque de bijoux et de sacs réalisés par des femmes atteintes par le conflit. Rania Kinge a prèsenté son stand aux Nations Unies jeudi et hier au Centre du Commerce international….
12 February 2016 - 4-traders ITC Trade Centre : Syrian designer taps online markets through pop-up souk in Geneva -To sell more goods online, sell them in person. That's what entrepreneur Rania Kinge is doing to expand her online market, selling handmade products ranging from jewellery, bags and scarves to soaps, teas and chocolates. The goods are handcrafted by displaced women in Damascus who have received training from Kinge. Over time, she has trained about 100 women….The e-commerce souk, or 'eComSouk', was displayed at the United Nations in Geneva on 11 February and continues at the International Trade Centre (ITC) on 12 February. The pop-up souk, organized by ITC, gives these displaced women in Damascus more visibility for their online products and a chance to promote their products directly to end consumers in target markets.
09 February 2016 - theplate.nationalgeographic.com The Surprisingly Big Carbon Shadow Cast By Slender Asparagus -The debate over our diet’s impact on the climate is getting louder. Most of the noise centers around beef, which many calculations put at the top of the impact charts. But conscientious eaters are looking at the greenhouse-gas emissions associated with all sorts of food production, and scientists are coming up with a few big carbon footprints that might surprise you. We should. “Air freighting is a lot more carbon-intensive than shipping or road transport,” says Alexander Kasterine, head of the Trade and Environment Programme at the International Trade Centre.
04 February 2016 - ippmedia.com Spice growers to benefit from value chain trade association -TANZANIA will soon initiate a Spice Value Chain Trade Association for spice growers, processors and suppliers that would, among others, provide a forum for discussing various issues affecting farming and business activities associated with the crop and later submit recommendations to government or the individual responsible to help resolve the matters. The meeting has been organised by SIDO in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and financed by the ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.
04 February 2016 - saipantribune.com Report fills gap on trade statistics in the Pacific -Primary industries are the backbone of many Pacific Island countries but there is a great need for more up-to-date information on trade in the region to better understand and grow national economies, Dr. Colin Tukuitonga, in Suva, Fiji. “To date there is very little readily available information on trade statistics in the Pacific region and this report released by the Pacific Community and the European Union goes a long way to help fill that gap,” Tuivuniwai said. Drawing on data released in 2015 from the International Trade Centre, the report provides a snapshot of trade in primary sector goods between Pacific Island countries and the rest of the world, with Australia and New Zealand, and between the Pacific Island nations themselves,
03 February 2016 - tralac.org Some insights from the WTO’s data on country participation in Global Value Chains -William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, comments on the WTO’s new trade in value-added and global value chains statistical profiles. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has recently released data on 61 countries’ participation in Global Value Chains (GVCs), which can be viewed here. According to data from the International Trade Centre (ITC), the 61 profiled countries accounted for about 90% of global trade in the period 2010 to 2014
03 February 2016 - news.tj Five Tajik companies participate in International Istanbul Yarn Fair-2016 -International Trade Center (ITC) in Tajikistan reports that five Tajik spinning companies: HIMA-Textile, Olim Textile, Resandai Tojikiston RBT, Tenta-Kulob and Vahdat Textile will participate in the annual International Istanbul Yarn Fair that will be held on 4-6 February 2016.
02 February 2016 - article.wn.com New report tracks the rapid growth of sustainable markets (ITC - International Trade Centre) -Worldwide cultivation and trade of agricultural products with sustainability certification or verification is growing rapidly, according to a new report. The report is based on a partnership between the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), and is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
02 February 2016 - fashionnetasia.com Bilateral Cooperation - EU to support Zimbabwe’s ailing leather industry -The European Union (EU) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have set up a program to support Zimbabwe’s leather industry, the program coordinator Bruno Van Eeckhout told Anadolu Agency on Thursday
01 February 2016 - newsghana.com.gh ITC and United States Hispanic Chamber To Support Female Entrepreneurs -The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation and International Trade Centre (ITC), a joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, are launching a partnership to generate opportunities for revenue, mentorship and expansion for women business owners in the United States and across the globe.
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