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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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A comprehensive risk management strategy is vital to improve the efficiency of border control and import compliance to facilitate international trade. This publication offers a roadmap that shows regulatory agencies in developing countries in particular how to build modern, integrated risk...

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With firms increasingly trading digitally across borders, business communities, legal practitioners and governments are developing innovative ways to facilitate business deals, sound contractual arrangements, and efficient dispute settlement mechanisms.This brings risks for small firms venturing...

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A review of trade flows, value chain, sustainability, illegality and animal welfare of the trade in South-East Asian python skins.The paper analyses reported trade in python skins, the added value at each stage from hunting to retail and likely areas of illegal activity (smuggling, false declaration...

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This paper provides key information about the North American natural products market with a special focus on selected South American and African products. Natural products in the North American market have experienced strong market growth in the last decade as consumers increasingly demand...

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The question of how standards impact trade is more relevant than ever. Against the background of a world economy that is global in scope and organization with economic activities being spread across national boundaries, the liberalization of trade has been one factor contributing to a policy shift...

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Chinese imports of organic foods were about US$ 20 million in 2009, a limited amount compared with the size of the population, but the market has been growing rapidly and may become promising for least developed country exporters. This publication has been prepared to provide guidance to exporters...

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Coffee is the world's most important agricultural crop in terms of trade volumes; it is exported by 60 countries and is one of the few major commodities grown predominantly by smallholder farmers. This report: presents an overview of the market trends for coffee certified as ‘sustainable’ over...

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Small and medium-sized enterprises, the backbone of many economies, did nearly all their business within national borders until just a few decades ago. Now they are exporting to and importing from all corners of the world. But most small firms do not have access to the legal advice they need at the...

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Published by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), with financial support from ITC, among others. The 11th edition of The World of Organic Agriculture documents recent developments in global organic...

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Published by FiBL and IFOAM, with financial support from ITC, among others. The World of Organic Agriculture - Statistics and Emerging Trends 2009 documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector from throughout the...

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The EU market for organic products is growing. Particularly high growth rates are observed in Germany and the United Kingdom. In most European countries highest growth is seen in the fruit and vegetables, as well as the meat and dairy product categories. In the short and medium term, demand is...

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