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    (Geneva) – The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the Government of the Republic of Namibia are partnering to launch the ACCESS! programme to enable women entrepreneurs in the country to tap new markets and increase their exports.ACCESS! is designed...


    (ADDIS ABABA) Ms. Arancha González, the Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), outlined the agency’s planned US$ 60 million African trade integration programme at the annual conference of African Union (AU) trade ministers today....

    Representatives from Gambia

    Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade provided opportunity to strengthen trade and development cooperation between ITC and partner countries


    Women entrepreneurs across Africa are generating employment and adding value to exports in innovative ways, despite facing a range of challenges, including limited access to export training, market information and finance.

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    Paul R. Samson of Canadian International Development Agency says ITC is ‘prominent partner for Canada’.


    Among the International Trade Centre’s largest programmes, PACT II is also a highly successful initiative.

    Women at Tendene 2012

    Four Ethiopian women-owned enterprises score commercial triumph at one of Germany’s largest trade fairs.


    ITC holds sessions on business law and regulations for small and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs in the Central African Republic. 

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    Trade support, regional integration and cross-border trade tops agenda as Côte d'Ivoire’s trade minister visits ITC.


    Addressing ITC’s annual Joint Advisory Group (JAG) meeting, Ms. Patricia R. Francis, Executive Director of ITC, spoke about ITC’s focus on building partnerships with beneficiaries and other trade-related technical assistance agencies, and on developing innovations in delivering services in accordance with countries’ needs to the benefit of small-and medium-sized exporters...

    putting the focus on regional impact

    In July and October 2011, through a programme organized by ITC and COMESA, a group of Ethiopian leather tanners travelled to India and Italy to meet with prospective buyers. The business owners, all members of the Ethiopian Leather Industries Association...


    During a visit to the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange and the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce on 30 January, Pascal Lamy, WTO Director-General, recognised ITC's work in improving the country's export competitiveness, whilst noting that 'International trade must in the future be measured by how much value is added to a country’...


    CIDA's Director-General of Strategic Policy, Tobi Nussbaum, visited the ITC offices in Geneva on Tuesday 17 to speak with ITC Deputy Executive Director, Jean-Marie Paugam, about the organization's work, results achieved and plans for the future...


    Brazil, the world's fourth-largest mango exporter, is serving as an example for African countries that grow the fruit to learn how to improve efficiency and tackle problems that hinder production. To this end, the ITC and the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) organized a field visit to Brazil's Petrolina region in November so that African entrepreneurs could benefit from Brazilian producers' experiences and knowledge...


    The African continent has seen impressive growth over the past decade but faces big challenges in order to keep developing at the same rate. “As the world moves into another major crisis Africa has the means to weather the storm. This you must do for yourself” said ITC Executive Director, Patricia Francis, jointly opened the flagship Export Actors Forum (EAF) on the 5 December in Cotonou, Benin...

    21.09.2011 is a new ITC website offering trade information and regional networking opportunities to businesswomen in Africa under ITC’s Programme for building African Capacity for Trade (PACT II). The site, launched as part of the ACCESS! programme for African Businesswomen in International Trade earlier this month, also serves as a platform for importers who seek to source from women entrepreneurs and reliable suppliers in the continent...


    ITC Executive Director, Ms. Patricia Francis, and Secretary General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya met yesterday to discuss ITC /COMESA cooperation, particularly focusing on PACT II as the major regional...


    Businesses in Africa need to concentrate on developing regional markets and find ways to link up in specific sectors to tackle global competition and survive the current economic downturn...