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INVESTING IN TRADE PROMOTION
Trade promotion pays both in export and GDP growth, according to this International Trade Centre (ITC) report. The way trade promotion agencies are managed also changes their impact on a country’s prosperity. For every dollar of export promotion invested in a national trade promotion organization (TPO) there are US$ 87 of exports and US$ 384 of additional GDP per capita generated on average, according to the report. TPO choices on goals, clients, sectors and activities affect their impact, it says.
TRADE IN QUINOA: IMPACT ON THE WELFARE OF PERUVIAN COMMUNITIES
Buying quinoa contributes to better livelihoods for rural Peruvian communities, according to this new ITC study, providing much-needed data on the impact of changing market prices on the welfare of rural households in the altiplano of Peru. The findings inform policymakers about the benefits of the trade and challenges still facing smallholders following conflicting media reports on the impact of higher quinoa prices.
Available in Spanish, available in French soon.
BRINGING SMEs ONTO THE E-COMMERCE HIGHWAY
This report is a starting point for public-private dialogue to address e-commerce bottlenecks, especially for small firms in developing countries. Such businesses face policy challenges in four processes typical to all e-commerce: establishing online business, international e-payment, international delivery and aftersales. To improve competitiveness, challenges must be met within the firm, in the business environment and by governments. The report provides checklists for policy guidance as well as case studies from e-commerce entrepreneurs in developing countries.
SETTLING BUSINESS DISPUTES: ARBITRATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION - 2nd ED.
International business brings new opportunities and new risks alike, especially for small firms venturing into new markets with different languages, cultures and legal systems. This book provides an overview of traditional and alternative dispute resolution options for international trade and offers cases and tools targeted to SMEs in developing countries. Available in French and Spanish
http://www.intracen.org/publication/Settling-Business- Disputes-Arbitration-and-Alternative-Dispute-Resolution- --2nd-ed/
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