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    Trade Map Malawi and MITC Trade Information Portal to serve as trade-intelligence hubs for Malawi business community


    This autumn the International Trade Centre (ITC) has organized several events to ensure that growth, innovation and inclusion stay on top of the global trade and development agenda.At the World Export Development Forum 2012 (WEDF), held in Jakarta on...


    During the past decades bilateral and multilateral trade agreements have led to a reduction in tariff-related barriers to global trade. But during the same period the world has experienced a steady rise in the number of non-tariff measures (NTMs).


    How can developing countries best access the European Union (EU) market? A good starting point is the European Commission’s Export Helpdesk, which provides a free online service covering all import rules in force in the EU on a product-by-product and country-by-country basis.


    ITC adds company data from more than 60 countries to Trade Map, improving the ability of companies to identify trading partners across the world.

    Yanyong Phuangrach

    Global trade and barriers to trade were the main topics at a visit to ITC by a delegation from Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce.


    Despite turmoil in the global economy, global foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by 17% in 2011 to US$ 1.5 trillion. This sum surpassed average global FDI before the 2008 financial crisis. However, the fragility of the world economy will have an impact...


    Development as a global objective for improving the economic well-being of ordinary people is a relatively recent concept. It was first embodied in the Charter of the United Nations with: ’the United Nations shall promote higher standards of living,...


    Tunisia has a flourishing agri-food products industry, with a growing reputation for quality. Some 10.8% of the labour force was employed in agriculture in 2010, contributing to the fight against unemployment and sustaining livelihoods. Accessing...

    issue 04 2010 Colombian Coffee article thumbnail

    For many years Colombian Coffee has being recognized as one of the most important coffee producers in the world. In response to changes in the global coffee market, the Colombian Coffee Growers’ Federation has successfully adapted its supply chain...

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