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ITC publications bring the business voice to sustainable trade, with a focus on developing countries. We offer guidance for trade policymakers, business support organizations and small firms. Our reports offer insights to make trade more inclusive, green, digital and competitive.

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World Tariff Profiles 2014 — a joint publication of the WTO, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) — provides comprehensive tariff information on all WTO members and a number of other countries where data is available. It is the only...

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Non-tariff measures (NTMs) affect Paraguayan companies more than those in other Latin American countries, an ITC survey reveals. Of 406 exporters and importers, 62% report problems linked to burdensome NTMs, particularly testing and product certification requirements. Taxes and charges and...

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Global value chains are key for LDCs to increase their share in global trade. Investment in Aid for Trade delivers significant returns, according to new evidence in this report.Now is the time for governments to accelerate Aid for Trade, to help LDCs tap into global value chains. The world’s...

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The world’s only training guide for foreign trade representatives, this unique, hands-on book explains how to promote trade abroad within the context of national trade policy and export strategies.Foreign-based trade representatives balance competing demands and multiple reporting lines. This...

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The majority of trade obstacles in Madagascar involve the high number and complexity of national controls and inspections as well as cumbersome and opaque Malagasy administrative procedures. A recent survey on non-tariff measures conducted with 400 exporters and importers in Madagascar also reveals...

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New, small and medium-sized enterprises in Jamaica are more affected by non-tariff measures (NTMs) than larger firms, according to a study conducted by the International Trade Centre (ITC). The study also suggests that a lack of information and adequate resources makes it harder for SMEs to overcome...

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This study outlines the market potential in the United States and Canada for three Peruvian natural ingredients that are essential for biodiversity. Peruvian producers and exporters will find an overview of the market potential in the United States and Canada for golden berry, Peruvian mesquite and...

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Stronger ties between African cotton producers/ginners and Asian buyers can improve the market positioning of African cotton. The African-Asian cotton trade has great potential. This study examines African challenges to improve along the value chain to meet Asia’s growing demand. It reviews ITC...

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A pesar de la existencia de acuerdos comerciales, exportadores e importadores uruguayos reportaron que el comercio regional enfrenta obstáculos considerables. Este informe resume los resultados de una encuesta empresarial a gran escala en la que se entrevistó a 458 exportadores e importadores...

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Most non-tariff measures applied to exporters in Trinidad and Tobago are found in neighbouring Caribbean countries, according to a new ITC survey. The survey of 500 businesses showed that the most burdensome NTMs are applied by partner countries. Half of the companies surveyed said that most...

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All of the LDCs export commercial services and nearly one quarter of LDCs are net exporters of services: while Tourism is usually the major explanatory factor, it is not the only one. LDC services exports are growing twice as fast as the world average and the LDC share in world services exports...

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Enhanced economic cooperation among Commonwealth states could boost trade integration despite differences in terms of geographic location and economic development. This paper employs up to date trade statistics to analyse the export performances of the member states of the Commonwealth, recognising...

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