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    • 24 Apr 2018 - UNCTAD

      New skills needed for old dilemmas in resource-rich poor countries
      UNCTAD’s Global Commodities Forum opened on 23 April with a call to intensify the links between educating workers and market demands so... work on the problem, the executive director of the International Trade Centre Arancha Gonzalez said: “Commodity producers typically...

    • 22 Apr 2018 - Prensa Latina

      Protagonismo y relegación de la mujer rural: dueto indeseable
      Por María Julia Mayoral* La Habana (PL) Las mujeres rurales son un tercio de la población mundial y por sus manos pasa el 50 por ciento de... Grupo de los 20). Para la directora ejecutiva del Centro de Comercio Internacional, Arancha González, hay tres factores claves que...

    • 20 Apr 2018 - China Development Gateway

      What do Europeans think of Trump's trade war?
      BRUSSELS, April 20 (Xinhua) -- The unilateral moves taken by the United States to impose steep tariffs on imports have raised world wide... trade system, harming business competitiveness, said Arancha Gonzalez, head of the International Trade Center (ITC). "We...

    • 18 Apr 2018 - Morocco Gazette

      Morocco: ITC Partners With Leading European Brands to Strengthen Climate Resilience in the Moroccan Textile Sector
      The International Trade Centre (ITC) has partnered with ICS, which is representing a number of European textile retailers, to strengthen... and Promod. The International Trade Centre is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC...

    • 18 Apr 2018 - The Vanuatu Independent

      Giving women a slice of the pie will boost economies - Vanuatu Independent
      Women have to overcome multiple discriminations in law and in practice as well as barriers to accessing finance and professional networks. a panel discussion, Arancha Gonzales, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, pointed out that only one in five exporting...

    • 17 Apr 2018 - Radio Chine Internationale

      Interview accordée par Mme Arancha González, Directrice exécutive du Centre du commerce international
      Ce centre est l’agence conjointe de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le commerce et le développement (CNUCED) et de l’Organisation... Interview accordée par Mme Arancha González, Directrice exécutive du Centre du commerce international

    • 13 Apr 2018 - NY Times

      Geneva Trade Official Backs WTO, Says It Serves US Interests
      GENEVA — The director of a key multilateral trade agency said Wednesday that she is worried about efforts to "exaggerate" the shortcomings... ." Speaking to reporters in Geneva, International Trade Centre Executive Director Arancha Gonzalez stopped short of directly...

    • 12 Apr 2018 - China Plus

      To solve current disputes centering on trade issues, WTO is needed: ITC head - China Plus
      Global trading problems such as overcapacity, intellectual property disputes and trade deficits cannot be solved bilaterally, but need a... , the head of the International Trade Center (ITC) said Wednesday. Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the ITC...

    • 11 Apr 2018 - One News Page Australia

      Markets 'overreacting' to trade war rhetoric: UN official
      Geneva (AFP) April 11, 2018 Market gyrations in response to tariff threats from political leaders show that financial traders do not grasp... , a senior UN official said Wednesday. Arancha Gonzalez, who heads the International Trade Center (ITC), told reporters...

    • 11 Apr 2018 - Valor Futuro

      Directora de Centro Comercio Internacional defiende la OMC y vía multilateral ante problemas
      ValorFuturo Ginebra.- La directora ejecutiva del Centro de Comercio Internacional (CCI), Arancha González, defendió hoy la OMC y los... ValorFuturo Ginebra.- La directora ejecutiva del Centro de Comercio Internacional (CCI), Arancha González, defendió hoy la OMC y los...

    • 11 Apr 2018 - Xinhua News (Eng.)

      To solve current disputes centering on trade issues, WTO is needed: ITC head
      GENEVA, April 11 (Xinhua) -- Global trading problems such as overcapacity, intellectual property disputes and trade deficits cannot be... need a multilateral approach, the head of the International Trade Center (ITC) said Wednesday. Arancha Gonzalez, Executive...

    • 11 Apr 2018 - El Confidencial

      Miércoles, 11 de abril de 2018 - Miércoles, 11 Abril 2018 09:00
      CHINA FMI - Pekín - La directora gerente del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI), Christine Lagarde, recomendó hoy a los gobiernos de todo... consumo de marzo. Ginebra.- La directora ejecutiva del Centro de Comercio Internacional, Arancha González, mantiene un encuentro con...

    • 11 Apr 2018 - FT.COM

      Africa free trade pact raises hopes of prosperity
      Arancha González, executive director of the International Trade Centre, an agency mandated by the UN and World Trade Organization,...

    • 24 Apr 2018 - Fraternité

      Journées de formation et de certification à la médiation : 26 médiateurs commerciaux à l’assaut de la certification
      Il se tient depuis hier à la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Bénin (Ccib) un atelier de formation et de certification à la profession... remercié les partenaires pour leur appui, notamment l’Uemoa, le Centre du commerce international (Itc) et l’Union européenne, la Présidente...

    • 23 Apr 2018 - DailyFT

      Export Advisory Committees appointed to drive NES implementation
      The Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) has been finalised and is on the cusp of being submitted for Cabinet approval, following a... and national quality infrastructure. NES was devised with the technical expertise from the International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva....

    • 23 Apr 2018 - Bond

      6 key announcements from CHOGM
      Last week the UK hosted Commonwealth nation heads of state and government for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). CHOGM’s... Commonwealth countries. Additionally, the Prime Minister announced the “SheTrades” initiative, helping countries break down gender barriers...

    • 23 Apr 2018 - The Fashion List

      ONfilm: Westwood, Punk, Icon, Activist
      As our readers know, the runway really gets us excited. But that’s not the only fashion moment that sends our pulse racing into the... been produced since 2010 in collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Initiative of the International Trade Centre – a joint body...

    • 20 Apr 2018 - Uncova.com

      Sierra Leone:Govt to Strengthen Cocoa Value Chain, Increase Farmer Incomes
      Key stakeholders endorse a workplan for a new cocoa project in the Mano River Union to raise incomes for farmers and producers along the... Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), builds the competitiveness of producers...

    • 19 Apr 2018 - Suitcase Mag

      Five Sustainable Clothing Brands You Need to Know About
      A few years ago, sustainable fashion was a trendy topic. For some brands it stuck and for others it didn’t. As consumers, we have the power... , they’ve joined forces with the multiple partners including the Ethical Fashion Initiative, Better Cotton Initiative and Weavers Worth....

    • 16 Apr 2018 - BT.com

      May sets out plans to boost Commonwealth trade
      The Prime Minister promised help for developing countries to meet international standards, 16, 2018 Announcing plans for the UK to work with the International Trade Centre on a new She Trades Commonwealth initiative to break...

    • 11 Apr 2018 - Korea Daily

      ITC사무총장 '무역전쟁 말싸움에 시장 과민반응'
      (제네바=연합뉴스) 이광철 특파원 = 국제무역센터(ITC) 아란차 곤살레스 사무총장은 11일(현지시간) 시장이 무역전쟁에서 벌어지는 말싸움에 과민반응을 보인다며 국제교역의 복잡성을 이해하지 못한 결과라고 말했다. 곤살레스 사무총장은 이날 언론... (제네바=연합뉴스) 이광철 특파원 = 국제무역센터(ITC) 아란차 곤살레스 사무총장은 11일(현지시간) 시장이 무역전쟁에서 벌어지는 말싸움에 과민반응을 보인다며 국제교역의 복잡성을 이해하지 못한 결과라고 말했다. 곤살레스 사무총장은 이날...

    • 10 Apr 2018 - Thisday Live

      Connecting Women Entrepreneurs to the Global Market
      The International Trade Centre has launched the SheTrades initiative, which seeks to connect one million female entrepreneurs to the global...

    • 10 Apr 2018 - FashionNetwork.com United Kingdom

      Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood to be part of State of Fashion exhibition program
      Sustainable fashion platform State of Fashion 2018 has announced that British designers Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood will... , featuring 100 bags and prints from her collaboration with The Ethical Fashion Initiative and the United Nations. The show will be...

    • 9 Apr 2018 - BurkinaPMEPMI.com

      UEMOA : Lancement de deux plateformes pour améliorer la gestion du e-commerce
      Une table ronde visant à promouvoir le rôle du numérique, dans la facilitation des échanges du e-commerce régional, a été organisée le... au niveau des centres ruraux. Selon Arancha Gonzalez, Directrice exécutive du Centre du commerce international (ITC),...

    • 9 Apr 2018 - Asia-Plus

      Tajikistan selected to be part of ITC global textiles and clothing program
      Tajikistan is one of the five countries, including Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia, selected to be part of the new Global Textiles... terms of employment generation, particularly for women.” The International Trade Centre, supported by the Government of Switzerland,...

    • 7 Apr 2018 - The Middle East North Africa Financial Network

      Afghanistan- President Ghani approves National Export Strategy
      (MENAFN - Wadsam) Afghanistan's High Economic Council (HEC), chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on 3 April endorsed a National... of Afghanistan's post-2001 history.' ITC Executive Director Arancha González said: ‘ITC is pleased to have supported...

    • 6 Apr 2018 - Radio Televisión Española

      Cinco continentes - La batalla arancelaria entre EEUU y China
      EEUU niega la guerra comercial con China pero ambas potencias tensionan las relaciones con subidas de aranceles y amenazas de ir más allá.... de TVE en China, Mavi Doñate, y entrevistamos a Arancha González Laya, directora del Centro de Comercio Internacional de la ONU.

    • 4 Apr 2018 - The Guardian Nigeria

      'Women participation in global trade, an opportunity to accelerate development'
      The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has stated that empowering women under the ‘SheTrades Initiative’ is an opportunity to... Council (NEPC) has stated that empowering women under the ‘SheTrades Initiative’ is an opportunity to accelerate the nation’s economic...

    • 4 Apr 2018 - Pakistan Observer

      PPAF, ITC ink MoU for mutual cooperation
      Staff Reporter Islamabad Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and International Trade Centre (ITC) have signed a Memorandum of... Islamabad Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and International Trade Centre (ITC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

    • 3 Apr 2018 - AllAfrica.com

      Lesotho: New Maseru Market Centre to Boost Food Production, Encourage Young People
      Geneva — A project recently launched in Lesotho looks at getting young people to work in agro-processing, boosting food production in a... , particularly among the youth and women," said Thabane. ITC executive director Arancha González said at its opening: "Ownership...

    • 3 Apr 2018 - El Nuevo Siglo Bogota

      Proteccionismo de EU vs. una China multilateral
      El 22 de marzo Washington le impuso aranceles a las importaciones de acero (255) y aluminio (10%). Ayer, como respuesta, Pekín anunció... : 900.000 dólares por trabajo. Arancha González, directora ejecutiva del Centro de Comercio Internacional (ITC),...

    • 2 Apr 2018 - EKantipur.com

      Plan to set up pashmina wool processing centres in limbo
      Manufacturers of pashmina products are not enthusiastic about establishing pashmina wool processing centres in various parts... Mugu and Dolpa districts, according to a report prepared by the International Trade Centre, a subsidiary of the World Trade Organisation,...

    • 29 Mar 2018 - FTW Online

      Digital platforms facilitate trade and development in West Africa
      Two online platforms to facilitate trade, develop business opportunities and remove barriers to trade in West Africa have been set up by... barriers to trade in West Africa have been set up by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the West African Economic and Monetary...

    • 27 Mar 2018 - DailyFT

      ITC to host first public-private consultations on National Single Window
      The Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC), in close collaboration with Sri Lanka’s National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC), is......

    • 27 Mar 2018 - Lucca In Diretta

      Moda etica e artigianato africano, iniziativa all'Agorà
      Giovedì (29 marzo) alle 17, all'auditorium della biblioteca civica Agorà di via delle Trombe, saranno presentati i progetti di Ethical... . Con il suo slogan, "not charity, just work", Ethical Fashion Initiative si batte per un'industria della moda più equa. Introdurranno...

    • 26 Mar 2018 - People's Daily (FR)

      Les exemptions de tarifs douaniers américaines nuisent à la compétitivité des entreprises, avertit la directrice exécutive de l'ITC
      Les tarifs douaniers imposés par les États-Unis sur leurs importations d'acier et d'aluminium de certains pays, avec des exemptions pour... , a souligné vendredi la directrice exécutive du Centre du commerce international (ITC), Arancha Gonzalez. "Nous...

    • 24 Mar 2018 - China Daily Asia

      US steel tariff exemptions harm business competitiveness, says ITC head
      Executive Director of the International Trade Centre Arancha Gonzalez answers questions during a press conference at the World Economic... trade system, harming business competitiveness, said Arancha Gonzalez, head of the International Trade Center (ITC),...

    • 23 Mar 2018 - The New Times

      CFTA: The message is clear, Africa is determined to succeed on her own terms
      The fanfare with which the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) was endorsed by 80 per cent of countries on the continent this week... , UNECA, UNCTAD, as well as African Development Bank (AfDB), International Trade Centre (ITC), COMESA and AU’s New Partnership for Africa’s...

    • 23 Mar 2018 - The New Times

      Twitter abuzz as African leaders clinch key trade deal
      The African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agreement, signed Wednesday in Kigali by 44 countries, has prompted African leaders,... ******** Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International Trade Centre Congratulations to African Union Trade and Industry...

    • 21 Mar 2018 - Journal de Brazza.com

      Kigali à l’heure de la ZLEC: pavillons et commerce interafricain - Journal de Brazza
      Le sommet historique de Kigali sur la Zone de libre-échange continental prévu ce 21 mars 2018, verra la participation que quelque 29 Chefs...... , l’ancien Président nigérian Olesegun Obasanjo et la Directrice exécutive du Centre du commerce international (CCI), Arancha González.

    • 21 Mar 2018 - The Express Tribune

      Technological empowerment: ‘When women work, economies win’
      Expert­s highli­ght challe­nges and opport­unitie­s for female employ­ment . Dorothy Tembo, Deputy Executive Director of Geneva-based International Trade Centre, elaborated on the joint mandate devised by the...

    • 21 Mar 2018 - CNBC Africa

      What AfCFTA means for Africa’s citizens - CNBC Africa
      The single market for Africa is expected to supercharge economies, rapidly scale-up industries, grow small and medium-sized businesses into big...

    • 16 Mar 2018 - UNCTAD

      Trade deals must work for rural women say participants at key UN session
      Trade agreements must take into account the concerns of the millions of women who earn their living off the land in developing countries,... at the 13 March event. However, International Trade Centre Executive Director Arancha González said there were positive and...

    • 15 Mar 2018 - CNN en Español

      ¿Cómo resolver el problema del acero y el aluminio?
      Estados Unidos tiene un problema de exceso de producción de acero y aluminio, pero ¿cómo resolverlo? Trayendo a la mesa a los países... a la mesa a los países involucrados, de manera concertada, dice Arancha González, directora ejecutiva del Centro de Comercio Internacional....

    • 14 Mar 2018 - FashionNetwork.com

      UN addresses fashion industry’s 'underestimated' environmental impact
      On 1st March, the UN held a conference in Geneva, Switzerland, to examine the social and environmental challenges faced by the... the protection of arable land, to the Ethical Fashion Initiative set up by the International Trade Center, aiming to encourage...

    • 13 Mar 2018 - News Gambia

      YEP launches Accelerated apprenticeship training program
      The European Union funded Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), in partnership with the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSS) recently launched a...... and the world would be proud of. Madhu Fernando from International Trade Centre said they assist small and medium sized enterprises...

    • 9 Mar 2018 - Publicnow

      Lesotho Opens Horticultural Market Centre To Boost Business For Farmers
      (Maseru/Geneva) - The Kingdom of Lesotho is continuing to invest in agro-processing for its farmers: A brand new horticultural market... , Minister of Trade and Industry; Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC); and...

    • 8 Mar 2018 - Indian Bloom

      East Africa looks to more trade with India
      Addis Ababa, Dec 7 (IANS) East African businesses are set to trade more with India by learning how to take advantage of the country's... the Supporting India's Trade Preferences for Africa (SITA) project of the International Trade Centre (ITC). The ITC, a joint agency...

    • 8 Mar 2018 - Vogue.it [EN]

      Ethic fashion made in Switzerland: Rafael Kouto
      Genderless and eco-sustainable: the collection from Rafael Kouto aims at changing fashion with Made in Switzerland recycled garments and Maison Margiela) and Ethical Fashion (Ethical Fashion Initiative, United Nations – International Trade Center) and at the...

    • 7 Mar 2018 - Japanese Embassy

      Japan’s contribution to support social and economic stability in the Middle East and Africa through the projects of the International Trade Centre
      On 2 March, Ambassador Junichi Ihara exchanged notes concerning Japan’s contribution to assist three projects of the International Trade... projects of the International Trade Centre (ITC) in the Middle East and Africa with Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director..

    • 6 Mar 2018 - Impakter

      Bibi Hanum: Creating autonomy for Uzbekistan's women - Impakter
      Mobilising artisan employment through new fashion businesses has been somewhat of a theme for Impakter, with multiple companies providing... to direct consumers in the United States. International Trade Center’s SheTrades program has been helping us tremendously by offering...

    • 2 Mar 2018 - Radio Télévision Suisse

      "Dans une guerre commerciale, il n'y a pas de gagnants, que des perdants"
      Après l'annonce par les Etats-Unis d'une future taxation forte des importations d'acier et d'aluminium, la spécialiste du commerce mondial...... tangible", a affirmé Arancha Gonzalez, directrice générale du Centre du commerce international, dans l'émission Forum de la RTS vendredi....

    • 2 Mar 2018 - Euronews

      In Europa cresce il timore per i dazi americani sull'acciaio.
      La decisione di Trump sta scatenando polemiche e panico nei mercati, ma le critiche in realtà non arrivano solo da Bruxelles è già accaduto nel 2002 - dichiara Arantxa Gonzalez, direttrice esecutiva all'International trade center - il risultato sarà...

    • 2 Mar 2018 - Xinhua News (Eng.)

      Trade wars "cannot be won by anybody": ITC head
      GENEVA, March 2 (Xinhua) -- The head the International Trade Center (ITC) has joined the director-general of the World Trade Organization...

    • 28 Feb 2018 - Articolo21

      Il canale France24 cita l’Italia come esempio virtuoso di accoglienza
      Il canale Tv France24 parla di come in Italia si sia riusciti a trasformare in un’opportunità il periodo trascorso in attesa dell’esito... da Lai-momo, in collaborazione con il programma EFI (Ethical Fashion Initiative) dell’International Trade Centre delle Nazioni Unite,...

    • 27 Feb 2018 - Le Courrier du Vietnam

      Le Vietnam souhaite bénéficier du soutien continu de l’ITC
      Le vice-Premier ministre et ministre des Affaires étrangères Pham Binh Minh a souligné mardi 27 février à Hanoï le souhait du Vietnam de... . L’ITC est l’agence conjointe de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce et des Nations unies. En tant que partenaire du développement...

    • 26 Feb 2018 - Media Guinee.com

      Ministère du Commerce : la mission du CCI présente les premiers résultats de son travail au ministre Marc Yombouno
      Une mission du Centre du Commerce International (CCI) a rencontré jeudi 22 février le ministre du commerce au siège de son département sis...... l’Union Européenne et aux partenaires d’exécution que sommes le Centre du Commerce International, la coopération Allemande et la coopération...

    • 25 Feb 2018 - Afribone

      APEX-Mali : Les acquis à consolider
      La stratégie nationale de promotion et de développement des exportations, qui sera achevée, constituera le cadre logique de référence pour...... écoulé l’APEX-Mali a élaboré avec le soutien du Centre du commerce international à Genève une feuille de route pour l’amélioration de...

    • 21 Feb 2018 - Vogue Arabia - English

      #SuzyNYFW: Edun – Out of Stylish Africa
      Ali Hewson’s ethical initiative includes vegan leather bags made from Ugandan trees. Ali Hewson is standing on the tiled floor of... are faux-fur embroideries and up-cycled leather weaves from an Ethical Fashion Initiative in Burkina Faso, while a shaggy carpet weave...

    • 19 Feb 2018 - thehimalayantimes.com

      Ginger in a pickle: Understanding export rules
      With heavy concentration of ginger export to India on the one hand and little efforts on the part of Nepal government to build... of losing a major market. According to a survey conducted by the International Trade Centre (ITC) in 2017, the largest number of difficult...

    • 16 Feb 2018 - ABamako - News

      APEX-Mali : Vers la création d’un Fonds d’Appui à la Promotion des Exportations
      L’Agence pour la Promotion des Exportations du Mali (APEX-Mali), a tenu hier dans la salle de conférence du Ministère du Commerce, la 6ème...... élaboré au cours de l’année 2017, avec le soutien du Centre du Commerce International à Genève, une feuille de route pour l’amélioration...

    • 15 Feb 2018 - Saudi Gazette

      Dubai Exports, ITC join forces to set up ‘SheTrades ME Hub’
      Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of Dubai Economy, together with the International Trade Centre (ITC), has launched the first of...... of Economic Development (DED), and Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, launched the Hub...

    • 13 Feb 2018 - MENA Herald

      WGS 2018: Global Policy Platform Attempts to Find Balance Between Cooperation and Competition in Trade
      Dubai - MENA Herald: The final Global Policy Platform on day two of the World Government Summit discussed multilateral, bilateral and... Economy, drew the participation of Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Center; Mukhisa Kituyi,...

    • 12 Feb 2018 - NDTV.com

      UN Aims To Help 3 Lakh Women Grab Business Opportunities Before 2020
      Chennai: The United Nations (UN) is helping Indian women turn entrepreneurs and enabling them to tap international trade opportunities in... by the International Trade Centre. Arancha Gonzalez, UN Assistant Secretary General and Executive Director, International...

    • 8 Feb 2018 - Neews Deeply

      E.U. Aid Won’t Stop Migration Being a Boon to Burkina Faso
      The E.U. is spending millions in development aid in sub-Saharan Africa in an effort to dissuade migration to Europe. But in countries like...... , Ouagadougou, is supported by the Ethical Fashion Initiative (EFI), a program run by the International Trade Centre, a joint...

    • 7 Feb 2018 - The Hindu Business Line

      Spices sector urged to focus on value-addition, crop sustenance
      In the changing world, the spices industry needs more targeted efforts focussed on value-addition and employment generation, Arancha... -addition and employment generation, Arancha Gonzalvez, Executive Director, International Trade Center, Geneva, said. “Value-addition...

    • 6 Feb 2018 - Beijing Review

      From Davos to the World
      As global leaders meet in Switzerland, a clearer vision emerges for the future. EXTRACT...In 2013, President Xi proposed the Belt and Road...... doesn't necessarily contradict its engagement globally," said Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade...

    • 2 Feb 2018 - The Irish Times

      Why you can eat Quinoa with a clear conscience
      Many are left with the impression that eating quinoa in the wealthy North was robbing food off the table in parts of the Global South. of the University of Minnesota, he published research in 2016 for the International Trade Centre (ITC), a multi-lateral agency linked...

    • 1 Feb 2018 - Trademark East Africa

      How Indian firms are tasting success in East Africa
      A trade initiative is helping mid-size businesses tap opportunities there. A Kerala-based spices company recently started growing chillies...... with their own eyes what the opportunities are,” said ITC Executive Director Arancha Gonzalez, in a telephonic interview with BusinessLine....

    • 1 Feb 2018 - CGTN

      ITC executive director: Global trade mechanisms should upgrade rules with the times
      Global trade mechanisms like the World Trade Organization (WTO) need to catch up with the times, but they shouldn't be changed... 't be changed unilaterally, according to Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Center (ITC)...

    • 26 Jan 2018 - Politico Europe

      Davos elites get a dose of the Trump First message
      The president stuck to the script at first, then gave the crowd at the World Economic Forum a dose of the Trump show. about his feelings about the media.” Arancha Gonzalez, head of the International Trade Center, said Trump’s signaling that...

    • 26 Jan 2018 - Radio Télévision Suisse

      Les autorités grisonnes tirent un bilan positif du 48e WEF
      Au dernier jours du Forum économique de Davos, les autorités de la commune grisonne ont tiré un bilan positif de cette 48e édition. La... de Donald Trump? L'interview de la directrice du Centre du commerce international Discours de Donald Trump La colère des patrons africains...

    • 26 Jan 2018 - Radio Città del Capo

      Nella "Cartiera" dove si tesse il filo dell'accoglienza
      25 gen. – Ago e filo, cartina dell’Italia e righello: gli attrezzi dell’artigianato tessile stanno insieme ai materiali didattici utili per...... gestiti dalla cooperativa Lai Momo, all’interno del programma Ethical Fashion Initiative delle Nazioni Unite. Attività di formazione...

    • 26 Jan 2018 - France 24 (EN)

      Davos 2018: Trump expected to push 'America First' agenda
      FRANCE 24's Business Editor Kate Moody brings us all the latest from the World Economic Forum in Davos. Ahead of Donald Trump's... 's much-anticipated speech later this Friday, Arancha Gonzalez of the International Trade Centre gives us her take on the US...

    • 26 Jan 2018 - RTS

      L'invité-e de Romain Clivaz - Arancha Gonzalez, directrice du centre du commerce international à Genève
      Arancha Gonzalez, directrice du centre du commerce international à Genève, est à Davos pour le jour du discours du président américain... Arancha Gonzalez, directrice du centre du commerce international à Genève, est à Davos pour le jour du discours du président américain...

    • 25 Jan 2018 - Chine Informations

      CCI : la Chine montre que le bien-être national complète le rôle mondial
      La Chine a montré que le bien-être des citoyens d'un pays ne vient pas en contradiction avec ses engagements au niveau mondial, a déclaré... , car coopérer est synonyme de faiblesse", a constaté la directrice de l'ITC. "D'autres membres pensent que pour être souverain, il...

    • 24 Jan 2018 - Radio Televisión Española

      Cinco Continentes - La justicia confirma la condena a Lula
      Un tribunal de apelaciones confirma la condena al expresidente de Brasil por corrupción en el caso de Petrobrás, una decisión que complica...... González Laya, subsecretaria general de la ONU y directora del Centro de Comercio Internacional de Ginebra. Nos hacemos eco de la suspensión...

    • 24 Jan 2018 - Edición América - EFE

      Davos o como superar un mundo fracturado
      Arancha González, subsecretaria general de la ONU y directora ejecutiva del Centro de Comercio Internacional (ITC) Como cada año,... reducir la desigualdad. Del análisis llevado a cabo por el Centro de Comercio Internacional (ITC) sobre acuerdos comerciales firmado...

    • 21 Jan 2018 - Le Temps

      Arancha Gonzalez: «Davos est le reflet de la fracture politique de l’époque»
      Directrice du Centre du commerce international à Genève, Arancha Gonzalez se rend cette semaine au Forum économique mondial, où... à définir des politiques publiques inclusives et enfin le Centre du commerce international, qui est davantage dans l’opérationnel à...

    • 19 Jan 2018 - orfoline

      India-Africa partnerships for food security and capacity building | ORF
      This conference will compile evidence-based case studies from Africa on the contribution of Indian investments in agriculture/allied... , Hyderabad Ashish Shah, Director for Country Programmes, International Trade Centre, Geneva Ashwani Muthoo, Director, International...

    • 19 Jan 2018 - Vogue.it [EN]

      Kinabuti: moda etica e immigrazione
      La moda come strumento di sviluppo economico e avanzamento sociale nelle comunità e nelle zone disagiate della Nigeria: questo è Kinabuti,...... di Letizia Moratti di Aid4Impact”. E anche Simone Cipriani della Ethical Fashion Initiative le ha invitate per un dibattito a Ginevra....

    • 16 Jan 2018 - OSIRIS

      Secteur des TIC : Un projet de 850 millions pour accompagner les PMe
      Les Petites et moyennes entreprises (Pme) ou les start-up sénégalaises évoluant dans les technologies de l’information sont souvent... études de marché et à la plateforme de formation en ligne du Centre du commerce international qui est le bras technique du projet »....

    • 16 Jan 2018 - MSN Schweiz

      Die Padaung-Frauen werden zu einer selbstbestimmen Touristenattraktion
      © Bereitgestellt von Webedia SAS Die Padaung-Frauen werden zu einer selbstbestimmen Touristenattraktion Das Konzept des "Inclusive Tourism"...... Profit für die großen Anbieter darstellt. Diese Idee hatte das International Trade Center (ITC), das als Handelsorganisation der UNO...

    • 3 Jan 2018 - The Nation Newspaper Nigeria

      Building SMEs’ capacity for exports
      The Following the increasing rejection of agro exports, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)...

    • 30 Dec 2017 - Techlekh

      Trade and Export Promotion Centre To Launch E-Commerce Platform For SMEs
      The Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC) will soon launch an online platform that can be used by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to...... from the International Trade Centre (ITC), a multilateral agency under the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations. ITC...

    • 27 Dec 2017 - CGTN America

      She Trades initiative aims to connect women-owned companies globally
      According to the World Trade Organization, only one in five export companies in the world are women-owned businesses. And that is why the... businesses. And that is why the WTO’s development agency, the International Trade Center, is expanding its initiative known as She Trades....

    • 21 Dec 2017 - L'Économiste Maghrébin

      COM-TEXHA : passer de la sous-traitance/co-traitance au produit fini
      Dans le cadre du projet d’appui à la compétitivité de la chaîne de valeur du secteur textile et habillement (Com-Texha), une cérémonie de... Ashish Shah, directeur de la Division des programmes pays au Centre du Commerce international ITC à Genève a recommandé de passer de...

    • 19 Dec 2017 - Bluewin (FR)

      Berne va aider cinq pays à exporter
      La Suisse va aider cinq pays à augmenter leurs exportations de textiles et de vêtements. Elle a lancé mardi à Genève un programme sur... d'accéder au marché", a affirmé la directrice exécutive d'ITC Arancha Gonzalez. "Nous voyons un important potentiel" pour...

    • 18 Dec 2017 - Fibre2Fashion.com

      WTO, ITC launch cotton portal to enhance transparency
      The World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) launched an online platform for market intelligence for cotton...... to trade and market intelligence, allowing them to add additional value to their exports, ITC executive director Arancha González...

    • 13 Dec 2017 - La Nacion

      La OMC y el desafío de aggiornar reglas
      Preocupados por el avance del proteccionismo, la mayoría de los 164 miembros de la organización respaldaron al multilateralismo durante una...... de Islandia y Sierra Leona, por el Centro de Comercio Internacional (ITC)", que dirige Arancha González, y "surgió...

    • 12 Dec 2017 - El Confidencial

      Declaración por igualdad de género en comercio apoyada por 120 países de OMC
      Buenos Aires, 12 dic (EFE).- Un total de 120 países apoyaron hoy durante la XI Conferencia Ministerial de la Organización Mundial del... en una conferencia de prensa en Buenos Aires la directora ejecutiva del Centro de Comercio Internacional (CCI), Arancha González. "Si...

    • 12 Dec 2017 - Perfil.com

      La Argentina se unió a la red de mujeres exportadoras de la OMC
      El PBI puede crecer el 16% si se cierran las brechas de género. La plataforma conecta empresas y asiste con el comercio. de las mujeres", dijo la directora del ITC International Trade Center (ITC), Arancha González. En la presentación...

    • 11 Dec 2017 - Tribune de Genève

      Un centre de soutien du commerce mondial naît
      Financé en partie par la Suisse, un centre de soutien du commerce mondial a été dévoilé lundi à Buenos Aires par l'OMC, l'ONU et le Centre...... avait signé en Argentine un accord avec la directrice exécutive d'ITC Arancha Gonzalez pour l'enveloppe suisse. La contribution,...

    • 8 Dec 2017 - Daily Mail Online

      Trump's trade chief gets his chance to confront WTO nemesis
      By David Lawder and Tom Miles WASHINGTON/GENEVA Dec 8 (Reuters) - After railing against the World Trade Organization for years, U.S.... it will be a successful ministerial conference," said Arancha Gonzalez, head of the International Trade Centre in Geneva, a...

    • 8 Dec 2017 - Economy Next

      GSP+ guide for Sri Lankan exporters
      ECONOMYNEXT – A guide for exporters to the European Union’s GSP+ trade deal giving duty free access has been published and can be... for Sri Lankan Exporters”, the manual is produced by Geneva’s International Trade Centre (ITC) in collaboration with the Government...

    • 8 Dec 2017 - Cronista.com

      "Si se cierra brecha de género en la Argentina se llegaría aumentar el PBI un 16%"
      En el marco de la 11a. Conferencia Ministerial de la OMC, el ITC lanza plataforma "She trades" que busca incentivar el comercio... el largo plazo". Así lo aseguró Arancha González, directora ejecutiva del Centro de Comercio Internacional (ITC, por...

    • 8 Dec 2017 - EKantipur.com

      TEPC to launch e-commerce platform targeting SMEs
      Dec 8, 2017-The Trade and Export Promotion Centre (TEPC) will soon launch an online platform, which could be used by small and medium... of International Trade Centre (ITC), a multilateral agency under the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations....

    • 7 Dec 2017 - Perfil.com

      "De cada cinco empresas que exportan, sólo una está dirigida por mujeres"
      "El e-commerce es más inclusivo", dice la directora de She Trades, que el miércoles lanza capítulo argentino en la reunión de la OMC. , la red de mujeres exportadoras del International Trade Center, un organismo compartido por la OMC y Naciones Unidas para...

    • 7 Dec 2017 - SAT Press Releases

      Applications now open for first ever ‘EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade’ award
      Source: imported from this press release. Sustainable development | Brussels, 7 December 2017 The new Fair and Ethical Trade award for EU...... of eligible cities. The European Commission, in collaboration with International Trade Centre, will nominate an award jury to select...

    • 7 Dec 2017 - Bloomberg

      The Trade War Didn't Happen. Here's Why and What's Next
      Wasn't Donald Trump's election supposed to mean a rejection of open commerce between nations? 's more going on than just Trump. Arancha Gonzalez, executive director of the International Trade Center tells Dan and Scott...

    • 7 Dec 2017 - ENCA

      From Libya's migrant hell to Italy's handbag fashion world
      LAMA DI RENO, ITALY - From forced labour in Libya to a job as a founding member of an Italian fashion start-up, Bassirou has come a long... wider programme overseen by the Ethical Fashion Initiative run by the United Nations and WTO-backed International Trade Centre...

    • 5 Dec 2017 - Revista Summa

      OMC lanzará iniciativas para la inclusión de las mujeres en el comercio internacional - Revista Summa
      A nivel global, sólo una de cada cinco empresas dedicadas a la exportación está dirigida por una mujer. Por Prensa Libre La Organización... ”, dijo en un encuentro con medios la directora ejecutiva del Centro de Comercio Internacional (CCI), Arancha González. El CCI es el...

    • 5 Dec 2017 - Burkina 24

      Commerce régional : L’UEMOA fait le bilan
      L’Union économique et monétaire Ouest africaine (UEMOA) et le Centre du commerce international (ITC) organisent du 4 au 7 décembre 2017 à... L’Union économique et monétaire Ouest africaine (UEMOA) et le Centre du commerce international (ITC) organisent du 4 au 7 décembre 2017...

    • 5 Dec 2017 - Zambia Daily Mail

      Spotlight on sustainable tourism
      SAKABILO KALEMBWE, Lusaka THE good news about tourism will be shared to the entire world in this generation. Of course this will come in... Others present were Dorothy Tembo, deputy executive director at the International Trade Centre and Brownyn Nielsen, Editor in Chief...

    • 1 Dec 2017 - Stabroek News

      Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean (CIDC) project, Guyana
      Amidst the heralding of developments in an industry awakened by an invigorating and informative Festival last year October, the real... forefront of that initiative. The initiative, spearheaded by the International Trade Centre (ITC), has extracted samples from a database...

    • 29 Nov 2017 - Infomédiaire

      Support au commerce : Maroc Export dans les “plus performants” au monde
      Infomediaire Maroc – Maroc Export a publié son bilan triennal détaillant ses réalisations “importantes” ayant contribué à la promotion et... relevant du Centre de commerce international (ITC). A noter que ce dernier, organe subsidiaire des Nations Unies, a placé...

    • 28 Nov 2017 - Daily Outlook Afghanistan

      Export Strategy, Trade Policy Clear 2 Major Hurdles
      KABUL - Afghan government and business leaders have made good progress on two plans to boost trade, create employment opportunities and... -- a programme funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC). ITC said the proposed National...

    • 28 Nov 2017 - Ghana Web

      Banks, SMEs urged to take advantage of green economy
      Financial institutions and Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) in Ghana and Africa... Finance Conference organised by the African Guarantee Fund (AGF), the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Nordic Development Fund...

    • 27 Nov 2017 - Ceylon Today

      ITC SheTrades and EDB to hold workshop for women-owned/-led SMEs
      In collaboration with EDB, the ITC SheTrades Project 'Economic Empowerment of Women in the Indian Ocean Rim Association Countries' (IORA... 900,000. The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations....

    • 24 Nov 2017 - Business News World

      NEPC, ITC build women?s capacity in global trade
      Anna Okon The International Trade Centre and the Nigeria Export Promotion Council have collaborated to build capacity among women... Anna Okon The International Trade Centre and the Nigeria Export Promotion Council have collaborated to build capacity among women

    • 27 Nov 2017 - Sunday Times Sri Lanka

      ITC workshop for female Sri Lankan SME entrepreneurs
      The Geneva-based ITC SheTrades Project “Economic Empowerment of Women in the Indian Ocean Rim Association Countries” (IORA Project),... The Geneva-based ITC SheTrades Project “Economic Empowerment of Women in the Indian Ocean Rim Association Countries” (IORA Project),...

    • 26 Nov 2017 - Arab News

      Trade and development agencies join forces to boost Central Asia’s capacity to export
      ITC provided its technical expertise in trade and market analysis at the workshop in partnership with the ITFC and UNDP. Three... the collaboration with the UN’s Development Program (UNDP) and the International Trade Center (ITC) to reach out to Central Asia and...

    • 23 Nov 2017 - Lejecos

      Sénégal : NTF 4 accompagnera pendant les 3 prochaines années le secteur des TIC
      La première journée du Forum des PME, le 20 novembre, s’est achevée par la signature du protocole d’accord de la quatrième phase du... sera donnée aux femmes, ce qui explique le lien direct avec le projet SheTrades ». La source même source précise que le programme sera...

    • 22 Nov 2017 - Le Faso.net

      Commerce et intégration régionale : Les pays de l’UEMOA veulent simplifier et moderniser les formalités aux frontières
      72 heures, c’est le temps que ce sont donnés les experts des huit pays membres de l’UEMOA pour opérationnaliser l’accord de Bali sur la... est le principal objectif de cet atelier dira le représentant du Centre du commerce international (CCI), Pierre Bouthonneau : « Le principal...

    • 21 Nov 2017 - Social Net Link

      URGENT : Plateforme e-commerce Made in Senegal et Label Mangue – Socialnetlink-La référence technologique en Afrique
      Trois initiatives destinées à stimuler la compétitivité des micros, petites et moyennes entreprises viennent d’être lancées ce lundi à... d’opportunités, plus de marchés, plus d’exportations». Mme Arancha Gonzalez, ITC : « Aujourd’hui, le commerce électronique...

    • 21 Nov 2017 - Graphic Online

      Fund to finance climate-oriented SMEs established
      Known as the Green Guarantee Facility, the fund is to enable financial institutions to fund African SMEs whose investments ensure... place today in Accra. The conference, which is supported by International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Nordic Development Fund...

    • 17 Nov 2017 - Dailyhunt

      Driving Innovation And Building Inclusive Supply Chains Through Sustainability Map: Initiative Of T4SD, ITC
      At the India and Sustainability Standards 2017 conference organized by Centre of Responsible Business, there was a session on 'The... , Head, Trade for Sustainable Development Programme (T4SD), International Trade Centre gave a guidance on how users can short-list relevant...

    • 16 Nov 2017 - Entreprises Magazine

      Denim et vêtements de travail tunisiens promus aux Pays-Bas
      Denim et vêtements de travail tunisiens promus aux Pays-Bas Denim, Pays Bas, le 16 Nov. 2017, (ENTREPRISES MAGAZINE) - Le bureau du Centre...... de Promotion des Exportations CEPEX à Rotterdam, en collaboration avec le Centre du commerce international (ITC), ont organisé à Denim...

    • 16 Nov 2017 - Pro Pyme Chile

      Organismo de Naciones Unidas destaca a Chile por participación de empresarias en compras públicas
      Arancha González, Directora Ejecutiva del Centro de Comercio Internacional (Intracen) de Naciones Unidas, destacó la labor que ha realizado...... Arancha González, Directora Ejecutiva del Centro de Comercio Internacional (Intracen) de Naciones Unidas, destacó...

    • 14 Nov 2017 - Maliweb.net

      Elaboration de la Stratégie Nationale des Exportations du Mali : Les consultations se poursuivent
      L’Agence pour la Promotion des Exportations du Mali (APEX) avec l’appui du Centre du Commerce International tient son second atelier sur... du Centre du Commerce International. Selon Darius Kurek, conseiller principal en stratégie commerciale du Centre du Commerce International,...

    • 10 Nov 2017 - NDF - Nordic Development Fund

      Green Finance Focus Shifts to Ghana
      Following successful green finance events in Lusaka and Nairobi earlier in the year, a third conference on the theme will take place in... guarantee facility. International Trade Centre ITC is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United...

    • 9 Nov 2017 - Diário de Mairiporã

      Rastreabilidade aumenta valor de produtos e garante qualidade, diz especialista
      A rastreabilidade de produtos agrícolas de sua origem até a mesa do consumidor pode aumentar seu valor no mercado e garantir a qualidade ao...... os identifica e dá acesso à plataforma de dados do International Trade Center (ITC), ligado à Organização das Nações Unidas...

    • 9 Nov 2017 - Panoractu

      Sensibilisation du secteur privé rwandais sur l’Accord de facilitation des échanges de l’Organisation Mondiale du Commerce
      Le Ministère du commerce et de l’industrie, en collaboration avec le Centre du Commerce International (CCI), a débuté ce jeudi un séminaire...... Le Ministère du commerce et de l’industrie, en collaboration avec le Centre du Commerce International (CCI), a débuté ce jeudi un séminaire...

    • 9 Nov 2017 - The East African

      Let’s de-risk access to credit for youth and accept that some of them will fail
      The executive director of the International Trade Centre Arancha Gonzalez spoke to The EastAfrican's Victor Kiprop on Africa’s struggle to...... The executive director of the International Trade Centre Arancha Gonzalez spoke to The EastAfrican's Victor Kiprop on Africa’s...

    • 9 Nov 2017 - News Gambia

      Gov’t is concerned about youth development
      Landing B. Sanneh, general manager of the National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI), has said that the government of The Gambia was...... Union for a period of four years and is being implemented by International Trade Centre and it is supported by the Ministry of Trade...

    • 7 Nov 2017 - Africatime

      Commerce : le Nigeria réalise un excédent sur l’Afrique du Sud depuis 2007
      Depuis 2007, les échanges commerciaux entre l'Afrique du Sud et le Nigeria se sont soldés par un déficit commercial pour la nation... -en-ciel, selon les chiffres d’une base de données TradeMap du Centre du commerce international (ITC), compilés par Tralac, une institution

    • 6 Nov 2017 - The Independent

      BUILD, ITC ink MoU to support trade, business in Bangladesh
      Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Trade Centre (ITC) to...... BUILD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Trade Centre (ITC) to support joint research linked to enabling

    • 6 Nov 2017 - Food Ingredientes Brasil

      Givaudan to source 90% of raw materials responsibly by 2020
      Following the introduction of its Responsible Sourcing Policy in 2016, Givaudan has announced that 90% of its raw materials volume of... in consultation with stakeholders including the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the International Trade Center (ITC), the Sustainable

    • 6 Nov 2017 - Kyodo News

      "Unconscious" bias seen as challenge in tapping female potential
      As Japan has yet to fully use the potential of women to boost its economic growth, raising awareness of "unconscious gender bias" is... according to the head of an international trade body. Arancha Gonzalez, executive director of the International Trade Center, said Japan's

    • 6 Nov 2017 - Agri Orbit

      Tool helps developing nations map export targets
      A new online trade-boosting tool that makes it easier for businesses in developing countries to identify and target market opportunities... identify and target market opportunities has been unveiled by the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Paris. The ITC’s latest intervention

    • 31 Oct 2017 - Food & Drink International

      Givuadan to responsibly source 90% of raw ingredients by 2020
      Flavour and fragrances giant, Givaudan, said that from 2020 90% of its raw natural materials will be responsibly sourced. Givaudan sources...... stakeholders including the United Nations Global Compact, the International Trade Center , the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative and...

    • 31 Oct 2017 - African Decisions

      Fair trade
      Annual trade between Africa and India averaged 8.4% of the latter country’s global trade figure between 2006 and 2016. As reported by How...... As reported by How We Made It In Africa, data by the International Trade Centre shows that trade between the two regions reached its...

    • 31 Oct 2017 - BusinessLIVE

      Tool helps developing nations map out export targets
      Map ensures that even the smallest and most remote companies can target new markets with knowledge of trade costs and expected demand and the world. The Export Potential Map is described by ITC executive director Arancha Gonzalez as "an innovative tool that...

    • 30 Oct 2017 - Ft.lk

      Private sector must learn to use trade remedies bills effectively: experts
      As the long-promised trade remedies bills finally make their way to Parliament for approval, experts have warned that their eventual... day of the three-day EU-funded workshop organised by the International Trade Centre in partnership with the Advisory Centre on WTO Law...

    • 29 Oct 2017 - Quartz India

      The Gambia is now free and democratic so Europe is pushing its migrants to go home
      Hardly a day goes by without a discussion on the migrants (including refugees) who have entered Europe in large numbers since 2015. Under... for a lack of ownership, with the implementing agent, the International Trade Centre, having only recently opened a project office in...

    • 29 Oct 2017 - Egypt Commercial News

      SheTrades initiative in Egypt to support women entrepreneurs
      The SheTrades initiative is announced to be implemented in Egypt to support and empower women entrepreneurs, according to a statement by... to a statement by the Ministry of Trade and Industry. SheTrades, launched worldwide by the International Trade Center (ITC),...

    • 26 Oct 2017 - The Hindu Business Line- Mobile

      Move to introduce ‘gender inclusivity’ at WTO
      Waking up to the need to enable more women to participate in international trade, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and a group of member...... how to ensure more women participate in international trade,” said Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director, International...

    • 25 Oct 2017 - China.org.cn

      World Export Development Forum 2017 begins in Hungary
      BUDAPEST, Oct. 25 (Xinhua) -- The two-day World Export Development Forum 2017 started here on Wednesday, with the aim to exchange views and...... , and innovation. Executive director of the Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC), Arancha Gonzales, spoke in a keynote...

    • 23 Oct 2017 - Otago Daily Times

      Quick off the mark to take PledgeMe to Australia
      Anna Guenther is walking down a street in Brisbane when she answers the phone. Asked if the weather is considerably warmer than back in..., who is preparing to fly to Europe to speak at the World Export Development Forum, a United Nations subsidiary. Since PledgeMe's launch...

    • 23 Oct 2017 - L'Opinion.fr

      Arancha Gonzalez (ITC): «Recourir au protectionnisme face aux défis de la mondialisation? La réponse paresseuse par excellence»
      Arancha Gonzalez : « Il y a dans les négociations commerciales un ingrédient économique et commercial, avec de nombreux intérêts offensifs...renforcer son agenda commercial. Directrice exécutive du Centre du commerce international (ITC), Arancha Gonzalez...

    • 23 Oct 2017 - The Himalayan Times

      The main problem of the country’s export sector lies in the supply side
      of The Himalayan Times caught up with Arancha González, executive director of International Trade Centre, who was here in the...

    • 20 Oct 2017 - Le Nouvelliste

      A propos de la recherche par Haïti du statut de ‘’pays émergent’’ à l’horizon de 2030
      Economie - Jean Daniel Elie Depuis quelques temps, les pouvoirs publics se sont donné pour objectif l’obtention du statut de pays... pays par les Nations unies et ses agences spécialisées comme le Centre du commerce international (CCI), la Conférence des Nations unies...

    • 19 Oct 2017 - HKTDC - Hong Kong Means Business

      European Commission Launches New “Trade Helpdesk” Which Hong Kong Businesses Can Use for Exports to the EU
      On 26 September 2017, the European Commission launched the new “Trade Helpdesk”, aimed at helping businesses looking to export their... trade. On 30 June 2017, the European Commission and the International Trade Centre also launched the “EuroMed Trade Helpdesk”, which...

    • 19 Oct 2017 - La Presse News Tunisie

      Textile : L’université publique au service de l’industrie textile
      Monter en gamme, proposer aux clients autre chose que de la sous-traitance, ne plus constituer uniquement un pays compétitif au niveau des...... public-privé”, dira Abdessalam Azuz, représentant du Centre du commerce international basé à Genève. S’étalant sur deux ans, cette licence...

    • 18 Oct 2017 - LaQuotidienne

      Grand conclave à Rabat sur les barrières non tarifaires dans les Etats membres de l'OCI
      "Les barrières non tarifaires dans les Etats membres de l'Organisation de la coopération islamique" est le thème d'un atelier qui aura lieu...... (OMC), de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le commerce et le développement (CNUCED), du Centre du commerce international...

    • 18 Oct 2017 - Himalaya Times

      Delay and hassles in Indian transit raise Nepal’s cost of trade
      in India are simplified and transport service is effective, says a recent report unveiled by the International Trade Centre (ITC).

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    • 15 Oct 2017 - TV Nepal Today

      ITC Executive Director Arancha Gonzalez in POWERchat with Laxman D. Pant
      Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC)-the joint Development agency of the UN and WTO - shares for POWERchat (Ep. 64 aired on October 15, 2017 via TV Today)-on trade and export opportunities before Nepal, digital trade, women entrepreneurship, productivity and transparency and so forth.

    • 13 Oct 2017 - thehimalayantimes.com

      National Sector Export Strategies launched
      Aims to promote export competitiveness of cardamom, handmade paper, tea and coffee. The government today launched the National Sector Export Strategies of four products — cardamom, handmade paper, tea and coffee — with an aim to improve the value chain of these products from production to the export market. Addressing the launching ceremony, Arancha González, executive director of ITC, said that Nepal should give high emphasis to the production, quality, packaging and branding of its products to boost exports.

    • 13 Oct 2017 - nnn.com & today.ng

      Nigeria commits to poverty reduction
      Nigeria has introduced measures to shore-up employment in order to eradicate poverty and transform the nation’s economy. Mr Arnold Jackson, Assistant Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), stated this while delivering Nigeria’s statement on ‘Eradication of Poverty’ during the general debate at the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York. This effort should be emulated globally to improve the situation of women in the context of the 2030 Agenda. “At the global level Nigeria keys into several initiatives aimed at empowering women and the girl child, such as the ‘She Trades Initiative’ by the International Trade Centre,” he said.

    • 12 Oct 2017 - Himalaya times and other sources

      Arancha González calls on DPM Mahara
      Geneva-based International Trade Center (ITC) Executive Director Arancha González paid a courtesy call on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara at the latter's office in Singh Durbar, Thursday. During the meeting, discussions on various issues including economic diplomacy and multifaceted trade promotion were discussed. On the occasion, DPM Mahara urged ITC to play more positive roles in promoting the export of Nepali goods. He added that all should focus on economic prosperity through economic diplomacy.

    • 12 Oct 2017 - ft.lk

      Boost for SMEs via National Trade Facilitation Agreement
      Implementation of the National Trade Facilitation Agreement (NTFA) with the World Trade Organisation will be a big boost to the competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to face local and global challenges and opportunities. To better harness this potential a two-day multi-stakeholder workshop kicked off yesterday in Colombo to prioritise the key areas in the business reform process and to provide the platform for coordination among various sectors and agencies. The initiative was held by the National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC) in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the World Bank.

    • 11 Oct 2017 - afropages.fr and lejecos and ferloo

      Commerce : Atelier sur l’évaluation de la performance des Organismes de promotion du commerce
      La Commission de l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest-Africaine (UEMOA), la Chambre Consulaire (CCR) de l’UEMOA et le Centre du Commerce International (ITC) ont organisé du 27 au 29 septembre 2017, un atelier de formation à l’évaluation de la performance des Organismes de Promotion du Commerce (OPC) afin de permettre aux organisations de la région de développer un système de mesure de la performance adapté à leur stratégie et à leurs objectifs.

    • 10 Oct 2017 - sudhorizons.dz

      Exportations: la quête d'une stratégie nationale
      Le ministère du Commerce organise depuis, mardi, au siège de l’agence algérienne de la promotion du commerce extérieur (Algex) un atelier de lancement du projet : la stratégie nationale d’exportation (SNE), en consultation avec le centre du commerce international (CCI) de Genève.

    • 10 Oct 2017 - dailymirror.lk

      NTFC, ITC and World Bank partner to initiate TFA
      The National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC) in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the World Bank will convene a two-day workshop from 11 -12 October at the Galle Face Hotel. The workshop will help to prioritise the reforms required to implement the World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). It will also focus on coordinating implementation of the TFA.

    • 9 Oct 2017 - news.abamako.com

      Exportations au Mali : Des consultations nationales pour l’élaboration d’une stratégie en la matière
      Du 03 au 04 octobre 2017 s’est tenu l'atelier des premières consultations nationales pour l’élaboration de la stratégie nationale des exportations du Mali à la Maison des Ainés. La cérémonie d’ouverture de cet atelier s’est déroulée en présence du Secrétaire général du Ministère du Commerce, Adama Yoro Sidibé ; du Directeur de l’Agence pour la promotion des exportations du Mali (APEX), Mamadou Sanoko ; de l’Administrateur principal stratégie commerciale et compétitive du Bureau du Chef économique stratégie d’exportation ; Darius Kurek ; de plusieurs personnalités de ce secteur ainsi qu’une centaine de participants. D’entrée de jeu, le Secrétaire général du Ministère du Commerce, Adama Yoro Sidibé a exprimé toute sa gratitude à l'endroit des partenaires techniques et financiers notamment le Centre du Commerce International (ITC) et le PNUD pour leur accompagnement et leur soutien.

    • 5 Oct 2017 - thenationonlineng.net

      $9m training support for 4000 Kaduna female farmers
      As part of efforts to achieve food security, the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal Fund (UNSDGF) in partnership with the Roca Brothers has launched a $9million Model Training Programme to build the capacity of women farmers on food preservation techniques. The project tagged 'food Africa' for farmers in Kaduna State is aimed to boost food security and expand knowledge of agriculture extension officers in the state. The United Nation Resident Humanitarian Coordinator Mr. Edward Kallon during a press briefing, yesterday in Abuja said the three years programme will target 4000 women and would eventually be scaled up to other states of the federation and Africa at large. According to Kallon, the Food For Africa project would be implemented by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), International Labor Organization (ILO), International Trade Centre( ITC), Kaduna State government and Sahara group Foundation.

    • 4 Oct 2017 - UNTV

      International Trade Centre (ITC) - Press Conference: Launch of 2017 SME Competitiveness Outlook
      Subject: Launch of 2017 SME Competitiveness Outlook The 2017 SME Competiveness Outlook – The region: a door to global trade will be launched on 5 October 2017 by the International Trade Centre

       

        Key findings:
      • Deep regional trade integration can help deliver better inclusive economic growth.
      • Deep integration trade deals spur activity in cross-border value chains for goods and services.
      • Increasing value-chain activity can boost the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises.
      • Narrowing the competitiveness gap between small and large firms helps reduce income inequality.
      • Bilateral investment treaties do not measurably stimulate domestic value-added in exports through value chains.
      • Lack of regional hubs means Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America are less integrated in international value chains than Asia, Europe and North America.
        Speakers:
      • Arancha González, Executive Director, ITC
      • Marion Janson, Chief Economist, ITC

       

    • 4 Oct 2017 - AWP

      Les PME bénéficient d'accords régionaux approfondis
      Par AWP A Genève, le Centre du commerce international appelle les Etats à ne pas séparer commerce, investissement et fiscalité. Des accords commerciaux régionaux approfondis réduisent le décalage entre grandes entreprises et PME. Dans un rapport publié mercredi à Genève, le Centre du commerce international (ITC) appelle les Etats à ne pas séparer commerce, investissement et fiscalité. A chaque fois qu'un sujet supplémentaire fait partie d'un accord commercial, les PME augmentent leur participation à une filière ("chaîne de valeur") régionale de 2,5%, conclut cette étude annuelle sur la compétitivité de ces petites et moyennes sociétés. Leur décalage de compétitivité avec les grandes entreprises diminue alors de 1,25%, selon cette évaluation qui porte sur plus de 250 accords régionaux.

    • 4 Oct 2017 - Diario Vasco

      Acuerdos regionales de comercio "profundos" ayudan a cerrar brecha para pymes
      Cuanto más "profundo" es un acuerdo de comercio regional y menos se fijen únicamente en temas puramente tradicionales como los aranceles, más permite cerrar la brecha de competitividad entre las pymes y las grandes compañías, según un informe publicado hoy por el Centro de Comercio Internacional (CCI). El informe "La región, la puerta al comercio global" mira a los acuerdos comerciales regionales, porque uno de los factores que ayuda a las pymes a mejorar su competitividad es participar en cadenas de valor, que son regionales.

    • 4 Oct 2017 - publicnow.com

      ITC’s SheTrades Global Partners With The International Business Festival - (London)
      While South Africa has been a permanent member of BRICS since December 2010, China invited Egypt and Kenya to the 9th BRICS Summit held in Xiamen at the beginning of September 2017. Guinean President Alpha Condé, representing the African Union, had the opportunity to attend as well. This means that more African representatives were present during the last summit than was normally the case. From 2006 till 2016, according to the International Trade Centre, the China-Africa trade increased from $55.4bn to $144.6bn. As for its stock of foreign investments in Africa, it increased from $2.6bn in 2006 to $34.7bn in 2015, according to data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics.

    • 1 Oct 2017 - howwemadeitinafrica.com

      What benefits can Africa derive from the BRICS partnership?
      While South Africa has been a permanent member of BRICS since December 2010, China invited Egypt and Kenya to the 9th BRICS Summit held in Xiamen at the beginning of September 2017. Guinean President Alpha Condé, representing the African Union, had the opportunity to attend as well. This means that more African representatives were present during the last summit than was normally the case. From 2006 till 2016, according to the International Trade Centre, the China-Africa trade increased from $55.4bn to $144.6bn. As for its stock of foreign investments in Africa, it increased from $2.6bn in 2006 to $34.7bn in 2015, according to data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics.

    • 29 Sep 2017 - news.alome.com

      Les Organismes de Promotion du Commerce de l’UEMOA en session de formation à Lomé
      Les Organismes de Promotion du Commerce (OPC) dans l’exécution de leurs missions sont souvent confrontés à plusieurs défis liés surtout à l’évaluation de la performance des services offerts aux entreprises bénéficiaires. Pour relever ces défis, le Centre du Commerce International (ITC) et la commission de l’UEMOA, avec l’appui des partenaires financiers et techniques a décidé de former les OPS sur « l’évaluation de la performance

    • 29 Sep 2017 - newsghana.com.gh

      ITC finds ways to improve transparency, connectivity in Value Chains - The International Trade Centre (ITC) today unveiled Sustainability Map a new
      The International Trade Centre (ITC) today unveiled Sustainability Map a new online gateway connecting businesses and producers that will help pave the way towards more sustainable trade. ITC launched the innovative tool during the second day of the Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) Forum, held in Geneva, Switzerland on 25-27 September.

    • 20 Sept 2017 - afrique.latribune.fr

      Rwanda : les femmes d’affaires formées à l’entrepreneuriat dans le tourisme
      Après le Kenya et la Tanzanie, le projet «Afrique de l’Est : autonomisation des femmes dans le commerce» du Centre du commerce international (CCI) marque un arrêt au Rwanda. Mais ici, l’accent est mis sur le tourisme dont le développement est devenu ces derniers mois un des chevaux de bataille du gouvernement. Des femmes d’affaires bénéficient de formations visant à affiner leurs compétences en la matière.

    • 19 Sept 2017 - unmultimedia.org

      More economically empowered women are essential to build stronger economies
      ITC - Increasing women's participation in global trade will lead to better development outcomes for families and communities. That's the view of Arancha González, Executive Director at the International Trade Centre (ITC), which is working to get one million women-owned businesses to market by 2020. In 2016, ITC launched the "SheTrades" initiative, an online platform and mobile application, or “app,” that connects buyers worldwide with women-owned enterprises. Ms González is in New York for an event that seeks to advance women's role in the global economy. She starts by explaining to Cristina Silveiro the importance of holding this event on the margins of the General Assembly debate.

    • 18 Sept 2017 - Bloomberg and Tralac

      Connecting African, Chinese businesses to boost trade and investment
      Through the Partnership for Investment and Growth in Africa (PIGA) project, companies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia are doing business with Chinese investors. African and Chinese entrepreneurs in agro-processing are talking business, doing business as a direct result of meetings co-organized by the International Trade Centre (ITC).

    • 18 Sept 2017 - freshplaza.com

      Sri Lanka gets local GAP certification for better access to EU
      Sri Lankan export promotion authorities have developed local versions of international agricultural and manufacturing practices to help certified exporters get better access to European markets, an official said. The initiative was being tried out with fruit and vegetable exporters many of whom do not follow good practices, said Indira Malwatta, chairperson of the Export Development Board (EDB). “We are doing GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice),” she said, referring to systems for ensuring that products are consistently produced, packed and supplied according to quality standards and subject to audits. “For the fruit and vegetable sector we introduced local Good Agricultural Practices with European Union aid through the ITC (International Trade Center),” she told a business forum.

    • 13 Sept 2017 - Quartz and other sources

      China wants to import Israel’s vegan meat technology
      China this week inked a deal with Israel that stands to give high-tech vegan meat companies an opening into the world’s most populous country. “It is a colossal market opportunity,” says Bruce Friedrich, head of the The Good Food Institute (GFI), which supports and lobbies on behalf of meat alternative interests. “This could put [lab-made] meat onto the radar of Chinese officials who have the capacity to steer billions of dollars into this technology.” While the Israeli companies—SuperMeat, Future Meat Technologies, and Meat the Future—may get the first clear shot at the Chinese lab-made meat market, their competitors see the deal as an opportunity, too. Chinese meat imports were valued at more than $10 billion in 2016, according to the International Trade Centre, which means there’s a lot of room for meat alternative products to nip away at market share.

    • 6 Sept 2017 - leconomistemaghrebin.com

      Méditerranée: lancement de l’EuroMed Trade Helpdesk pour stimuler le commerce
      L’EuroMed Trade Helpdesk, un portail en ligne fournissant aux exportateurs des informations essentielles gratuites sur les marchés, les potentiels, tels que les droits de douane et les exigences relatives au produit, vient d’être lancé par la Commission européenne et le Centre du Commerce international (ITC). Financé par l’UE et mis en œuvre par l’ITC, le Helpdesk vise à renforcer les liens économiques entre l’UE et neuf partenaires méditerranéens, ainsi qu’entre les partenaires méditerranéens eux-mêmes.

    • 6 Sept 2017 - brussels.cta.int

      Coconut industry benefits from CARDI project
      Since the implementation of the Caribbean Coconut Industry Development Project two-and-a-half years ago, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) has made several strides in improving the local coconut industry through training as well as the establishment of new nurseries among other targeted initiatives. The four-year project was undertaken through a partnership between CARDI and the International Trade Centre (ITC), with funding provided by the European Union.

    • 2 Sept 2017 - Xinhua

      INTERVIEW: NEXT DECADE FOR BRICS TO DEEPEN TIES, SHAPE DIRECTION, SAYS ITC HEAD
      For the five members of BRICS, if the first 10 years were about cooperation, the next decade will be about deepening those ties and shaping their direction, Arancha González, executive director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), has said. In an interview with Xinhua before the ninth BRICS Summit to be held in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen on Sept. 3-5 with a theme of "Stronger Partnership for a Brighter Future," Gonzalez said BRICS' success lies in its ability to foster cooperation between its members -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. "The most important achievement of BRICS is that they have been able to build the coalition of countries, develop it and keep it together," she said.

    • 1 Sept 2017 - euractiv.com

      EVEN IN THE AGE OF BREXIT AND TRUMP, BUSINESS CAN HELP DRIVE RESPONSIBLE TRADE
      Arancha González is the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre. Christian Ewert is the Director General of the Foreign Trade Association. More than a year has now passed since the United Kingdom voted to exit the world’s biggest trade bloc in a bid to ‘take back control’ over immigration and regulatory policy from the European Union. During that time, Donald Trump rode to the White House on promises that protectionism could restore vanished manufacturing jobs, and went on to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Trade has become a lightning rod for public angst over the rising pace of economic and social change in other advanced economies, too. Recall how opposition from Wallonia nearly derailed the European Union’s trade agreement with Canada.

    • 1 Sept 2017 - investmoneyuk.com

      SITA set to catalyse $80 mn investments
      Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Africa (SITA), a project of the International Trade Centre covering five East African countries (Ethiopia, Kenya Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Rwanda) and India, aims to catalyse at least $80 million worth investment from 16 deals by 2020. According to Govind Venuprasad, co-ordindator of SITA, Office of Asia and the Pacific, the project had facilitated negotiation of more than $64 million worth investment, of which $23 million had been catalysed in the last two years. The size of investments range between Rs. 3.5 crore and Rs. 163 crore. Mr. Venuprasad said that studies showed that Indian SMEs were increasingly interested in exploring opportunities in African markets. However, they were not aware of the new geographies, political and socio-economic situations etc.

    • 29 Aug 2017 - tribune.net.ph

      Online tool helps local exporters choose market
      Exporters in the country now have an online tool to identify and target market opportunities. The Export Potential Map “makes it easier for businesses and countries to identify what goods and services to export and to where,” according to the International Trade Centre (ITC), which developed the tool. “Export Potential Map is an innovative tool that will enable developing countries and their companies to make better export decisions based on rigorous economic analysis. It will allow companies to target new markets and for policymakers to optimize their policies and support programs for their exporters,” said ITC executive director Arancha González.

    • 29 Aug 2017 - perfectdailygrind.com

      Roaster Guide: Why Is Green Bean Moisture Content Important?
      Although green coffee beans that are ready for roasting may feel dry, they still contain moisture. Any amount of liquid diffused in small quantities within a solid counts towards moisture content. Good levels of moisture content allow for high cupping scores, balanced acidities, and great aroma. There’s debate over the best moisture level, but 10–12% is generally accepted. I (along with many others) prefer 12%, while the International Trade Centre recommends that producers aim for 11%.

    • 16 August 2017 - zawya.com

      SME tips to unlocking Jordan’s untapped export market
      With Jordan’s population at just around 9.4 million inhabitants, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) simply cannot rely on this small domestic market alone. It is indeed imperative for them to export their products or services in order to grow substantially. Here’s how SMEs in Jordan can prepare to start selling their products on the global market, and the challenges they are likely to face. In 2014, the government launched the National Export Strategy (NES) in cooperation with ITC, a joint agency of the WTO and the United Nations (UN). The NES strategy, which covers the five-year period until 2019, aims at supporting SMEs to help them become more competitive and responsive to market demands with product diversification and innovation.

    • 16 August 2017 - www.lagazette-dgi.com

      Valorisation du raphia : Un appui de l’ITC
      À Madagascar, le Centre du commerce international (ITC) a travaillé avec sept associations locales pour former 275 femmes dans le parc naturel de Makira sur la culture et le traitement du raphia résistant au climat, une fibre de palme utilisée pour fabriquer des objets artisanaux et des cordes. Elles ont également appris des techniques de conception et des compétences commerciales visant à fournir des chapeaux de raphia au secteur du luxe international.

    • 8 August 2017 - africaoutlookmag.com

      ITC’s SheTrades Initiative Launched in Rwanda
      Rwanda’s First Lady launches SheTrades Rwanda, with mobile-phone giant MTN announcing support for the initiative, offering free downloads and training. The Rwanda edition of the International Trade Centre’s SheTrades initiative was launched in Kigali by First Lady Mrs Jeannette Kagame. During the launch mobile-phone provider MTN Rwanda also announced it would be offering women entrepreneurs free downloads and free browsing of the ITC SheTrades mobile application. Launched in September 2015, the SheTrades Initiative will connect one million women to markets by 2020.

    • 8 August 2017 - Reuters

      Primark finds partnership brings sustainable cotton from field to store
      The idea of sustainable cotton isn't new, yet 12 percent of cotton produced around the world is classed as sustainable One in three women's pyjamas bought in the United Kingdom are from Primark. A little-known fact I spent some time reflecting on during a recent trip to India with our buying team. Figures from the International Trade Centre show that women account for 70 per cent of cotton planting and 90 per cent of hand-picking, so we focused our attention here. In 2013 we partnered with agricultural experts CottonConnect and the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) to train female farmers in Gujarat, north western India, a cotton growing region used by our suppliers. Today, more than 6,000 female farmers have received, or are receiving, training in sustainable farming methods through the programme. We hope to reach a further 5,000 women over the next five years.

    • 3 August 2017 - ivotoniut.blogspot.ch

      International Trade Centre helps Afghan businessmen to become more competitive in global markets
      Afghan Government officials and private sector met in Kabul this week with representatives from the European Union and the International Trade Centre to take stock of progress on efforts to build Afghanistan’s capacities to participate in regional trade. ‘Finalizing a national export strategy will be a top priority, to be followed by the implementation of its recommendations for reforms to catalyse export-led growth and job creation in promising sectors,’ said George Cunningham, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation in Afghanistan. ITC will support the development and implementation of the national export strategy, together with a national trade policy, and a strategy on trade facilitation.

    • 2 August 2017 - bloomberg.com

      ITC's Gonzalez Sees Risks to Global Trade
      As the BRICS trade ministers discuss relations in Shanghai, International Trade Center is flagging mounting geopolitical tensions. Executive Director Arancha Gonzalez says global trade is improving, but there are clouds on the horizon. She speaks to Bloomberg's Tom Mackenzie.

    • 28 July 2017 - voicesofsita.com

      Promoting Ethiopia in the City of Entrepreneurs - By Govind Venuprasad
      Ahmedabad, city of entrepreneurs, has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India. It is the second largest producer of cotton in India, its stock exchange is the country’s second oldest, and some of the country’s greatest entrepreneurs and philanthropists call Ahmedabad their home. Ahmedabad’s estimated gross domestic product is over US$64 billion; and Old Ahmedabad, was declared India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City earlier this year. It was here that the investment delegation from Ethiopia, led by His Excellency, Mr. Bogale Feleke, Ethiopia’s State Minister of Industry, arrived on 18 July to meet with and encourage businesses in Gujarat State, to look towards Ethiopia’s burgeoning textiles and garments’ sector as a destination for their international expansion.

    • 10 July 2017 - ictsd.org

      Aid for Trade and Gender - by Vanessa Erogbogbo, Head, Women and Trade Programme, International Trade Centre Lessons from African Women Entrepreneurs
      Gender-focused aid for trade initiatives in Africa have the potential to considerably accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. This article sets out the case and highlights key actions required to deliver transformative change for women and for African economies. Aid for trade has the potential to speed up the achievement of the collective commitment set out by the United Nations in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially Goal 1, to end poverty in all its forms everywhere, and the target of eradicating extreme poverty by 2030. Africa is a continent where over half the world’s people living in extreme poverty reside, with 389 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa still living on less than US$1.90 a day in 2013. One of the most effective ways to catapult them to better lives is to connect firms owned by women to markets, and women to jobs in export sectors

    • 6 July 2017 - rnanews.com

      Le Centre du Commerce International et Expertise France renforcent leur coopération
      Kigali: Le Centre du commerce international (ITC) et Expertise France ont signé une lettre d’intention pour renforcer leur coopération et proposer une assistance technique liée au commerce au service des économies en développement et des pays les moins avancés. Les deux organisations ont démarré leur collaboration en 2016 avec SLEIDSE – un programme d’appui à l'intégration économique, la diversification et l’emploi durable en Libye – financé par l’Union européenne et mis en œuvre par Expertise France.

    • 5 July 2017 - WEF

      5 reasons not to give up on global trade - by Arancha González Laya Executive Director, International Trade Centre and Peter Draper Senior Research Fellow, Economic Diplomacy Programme, the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
      As G20 leaders meet in Hamburg, many people feel the international trading system is unfair or unaccountable. Some blame it for the loss of jobs; others for pressurising local industries or eroding labour standards. It is true that economic globalization has not lifted all boats. Income and wealth inequality is on the rise. Significantly, 42% of countries ranked on the World Economic Forum Inclusive Development Index saw their scores decline over the past five years even as GDP per capita increased, with wealth inequality a chief culprit. Small businesses can be buffeted hard by shocks in global markets. The world’s poorest countries’ share in global exports has barely budged above 1% over the past decade.

    • 5 July 2017 - newsghana.com.gh

      EU initiative to empower SMEs in Azerbaijan
      A project to boost the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Azerbaijan and connect them to global value chains was today launched in Baku. The ‘Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade – an EU4Business Initiative’ is a three-year project and marks a new collaboration between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Delegation of the European Union to Azerbaijan and International Trade Centre (ITC). To kick off the project activities a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Baku by Rufat Mammadov, President of the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AzPromo), and ITC Executive Director Arancha González.

    • 4 July 2017 - Azertag.az

      AZPROMO, International Trade Centre to sign MoU
      Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding, said Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev as he met Executive Director of ITC Arancha González. Mr. Mustafayev stressed the importance of the cooperation with the ITC. The Minister also said Azerbaijan successfully cooperates with the UN`s bodies. Mr. Mustafayev spoke of the economic reforms carried out in Azerbaijan under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev. He noted Azerbaijan attaches great importance to studying the international experience for development of small and medium entrepreneurship. Arancha González expressed satisfaction with the cooperation with AZPROMO. She said there is great potential for developing relations with Azerbaijan.

    • 30 Jun 2017 - wadsam.com

      EU and ITC launch EuroMed Trade Helpdesk to boost trade in Mediterranean region
      The European Commission and the International Trade Centre (ITC) today launched the EuroMed Trade Helpdesk. By providing businesses with essential information about markets, tariffs and import requirements, the Helpdesk aims to strengthen economic ties between the European Union and nine Mediterranean partners, as well as between Mediterranean countries themselves.

    • 27 May 2017 - The Guardian

      Africa fashion’s future
      Fashion Africa Conference in London - Problems were highlighted by another celebrated speaker, Simone Cipriani, who in a poignant talk, stressed the importance of the role of the African designers and artisans in finding solutions to problems, “We love Africa, but let’s tell the truth, there are inefficiencies in Africa,” said the founder of ITC Ethical Fashion Initiative, “Managing in Africa is managing inefficiencies and finding creative solutions for bottleneck. I believe in Africa. It is time to do things properly, remove bottlenecks and give people dignified work.”

    • 23 May 2017 - observergm.com

      2nd Tourism Sector Consultation Meeting Held
      The 2nd tourism sector consultative forum that attracts youth and stakeholders in the tourism sector to devise a roadmap on backward linkages with horticulture and market gardening in The Gambia was recently held at a hotel in Bijilo. The forum was organised by The Gambia Tourism Board (GTB), The Gambia Hotel Association (GHA) in partnership with the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration & Employment (MOTIE) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS) and supported by the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP), a four-year initiative implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) and funded by the European Union (EU) Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

    • 18 May 2017 - urbeconomica.com.mx

      “SheTrades” iniciativa para el desarrollo económico en Colombia
      El Centro de Comercio Internacional (CCI), el Grupo Empresarial Las Américas de Medellín, Ruta N y la Compañía de María Colegio la Enseñanza trabajan en la iniciativa SheTrades que tiene por objetivo el empoderamiento económico femenino. Esta iniciativa creada en 2015 como una actividad en sintonía con los Objetivos Mundiales para el Desarrollo Sostenible pretende integrar al comercio global a más de un millón de mujeres en el mundo.

    • 18 May 2017 - wadsam.com

      Afghanistan steps up work to strengthen export sector
      Afghan industry leaders, small business owners and public sector representatives on 18 May met in Mazar-e-Sharif to explore provincial trade challenges and solutions that can feed into the ongoing design of the country’s National Export Strategy (NES). A National Export Strategy will provide a blueprint for competitiveness and development of the country’s export sector and strengthen links between export development and socio-economic growth.

    • 17 May 2017 - aip.ci

      Côte d’Ivoire/Création d’un réseau régional de promotion du commerce en Afrique de l’Ouest
      La Commission de l’Union économique et monétaire ouest africaine (UEMOA), le Centre du commerce international (ITC) et les organismes de promotion du commerce (OPC) des Etats membres ont lancé mercredi à Dakar (Sénégal) le réseau régional de promotion du commerce en vue de renforcer l’intégration régionale et la coopération commerciale en Afrique de l’Ouest. Ce réseau promeut également la sensibilisation des Etats membres à la réduction des barrières non-tarifaires entravant le commerce, ainsi qu’à la promotion et la diversification de la base de l’offre de produits exportables.

    • 04 May 2017 - eco-business.com

      Put people over profit to stop fashion slavery, says campaigner
      The struggle against modern-day slavery in the fashion industry is being hampered by public relations spin and companies that still put profit, not people, at the heart of their business models, said a leading ethical fashion campaigner. The struggle against modern-day slavery in the fashion industry is being hampered by public relations spin and companies that still put profit, not people, at the heart of their business models, said a leading ethical fashion campaigner. But Simone Cipriani, head of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, sees huge potential for change as long as everyone - from brands to consumers - takes responsibility to address the exploitation of workers in global supply chains. “People have to be part of the business model and then profit is the happy outcome of doing good business,” Cipriani told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

    • 03 May 2017 - laopinion.com

      La uchuva y la gulupa pierden mercado internacional
      Nortede Santander tiene las condiciones climáticas y el suelo favorables para la producción de uchuva, gulupa y el aguacate hass, sin embargo, los productores y comercializadores no están preparados para exportarlos al mercado europeo. Claudia Uribe, jefe de la oficina para América Latina y el Caribe del Centro de Comercio Internacional, con sede en Ginebra, en el foro Foro Caribe Agro que se llevó a cabo en Valledupar, destacó que Colombia tiene una variedad de frutas exóticas, como uchuvas, granadilla y gulupa, pero a su juicio es un mercado podo aprovechado. “Trabajando con la Unión Europea hemos identificado que Colombia podría duplicar la exportación defrutas frescas, diferentes al banano, en los próximos dos años o tres años, y se puede lograr si trabajamos en fortalecer toda la cadena de trazabilidad e estos productos para que el consumidor de la Unión Europea conozca de dónde provienen”, destacó.

    • 03 May 2017 - algerie360.com

      La BID Finance la mise en place d’une stratégie national de commerce en Algérie
      Un projet visant à soutenir la diversification économique en Algérie sera financé par la Banque islamique de développement (BID), dans le cadre d’un accord signé avec International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) et le Centre du Commerce international (CCI). En effet, c’est lors d’une visite de Archana Gonzalez, Directrice exécutive à la BID, à Jeddah, en Arabie saoudite, que cet accord a été signé. Il vise à fournir à l’Algérie « une assistance technique pour concevoir et mettre en place une stratégie nationale de Commerce », rapporte aujourd’hui le quotidien Arabnews.

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