Trade Forum

The in-depth digital knowledge platform of the International Trade Centre explores export development and trade issues in developing and least developed countries. The contributions focus on trade promotion and export development as part of the International Trade Centre’s technical cooperation programme with developing countries and economies in transition.


‘Creationesia’ wins International Trade Centre’s Student Video Pitch Contest for Gender Equality

Bandung Institute of Technology students sway jury and audience with idea to turn plastic waste into economic opportunities for women, taking top prize in the Women’s Day contest

1st Opinion Piece: Genetically modified organisms in agriculture – the arguments FOR

THE CASE FOR GMOs The global trade in agricultural commodities: GM crops are here to stay   In the spring of 2011, newspapers reported that animal feed imports to the European Union (EU) would soon be allowed to contain trace amounts (0.1%) of genetically modified (GM) material not...

2010 World Export Development Forum - Renewed Optimism for Export-led Growth in the Post-crisis Era

The 11th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) held in Chongqing, China on 9–12 September highlighted renewed optimism and commitment to the export-led growth model and the necessity for trade, with a need to rethink strategies and objectives in the post-crisis era.   As International...

2011 WEDF: Sustainable Development

  The 2011 World Export Development Forum focused on ways to develop sustainable tourism with the announcement of four projects to connect small- and medium-sized enterprises in least developed countries to the tourism industry. Held on 10-11 May in Istanbul, Turkey within the framework...

2nd Opinion Piece: Genetically modified organisms in agriculture – the arguments AGAINST

THE CASE AGAINST GMOs Innovative agri-ecological solutions – how organic farming shows the way The challenge of achieving food security is not so much a matter of producing more food but rather of improving access to what is already being produced and incorporating modern...

50 years at a glance

1964: United States President Johnson signs Economic Opportunity Act. 1969: First man lands on the moon 1970: 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources 1973: First portable cell phone call made in New York City. 1974: Population...

50 years of International Trade Forum

Take a step back in history through the front-pages of the International Trade Forum

50 years of trade and development

Success is when trade barriers are overcome

A better look at ITC’s development results

A close-up look at ITC’s new Development Results database, which gives information on how ITC implements technical assistance around the world.

A common African market for a shared African future

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement has the potential to revolutionize businesses, create economies of scale

A cup of tea from Sri Lanka

Trade capacity building and technical assistance focused on training, skills development improves SME export competitiveness in Sri Lanka

A digital caravan for better and more e-commerce

In partnership with eBay and DHL, ITC is helping exportersin developing countries overcome digital barriers

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