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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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The SME Competitiveness Outlook 2021 analyses how small businesses can rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic so they are prepared to face the looming climate crisis. It provides a 20-point Green Recovery Plan to foster competitive, resilient and environmentally sustainable small and medium-sized...

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The Coffee Guide is the world's most extensive, hands-on and neutral source of information on the international coffee trade. It covers trade issues relevant to coffee growers, traders, exporters, transportation companies, certifiers, associations and authorities, and other relevant actors. Many in...

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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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The Canadian market for organic food and beverages (2004) is meant to focus on those aspects of the Canadian market that are of most interest to producers and exporters in developing countries, although it may hopefully be of interest to other readers as well. It gives practical information on...

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This report has been prepared by the ITC Technical Assistance Team to provide a background to the current state of play of organic agriculture in Thailand, and offers an assessment of key issues for the supply chain, including production, marketing, research, training and extension...

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Literature review of interdependencies between public and private standards. It focuses on how governments could engage with private standards to impact their legitimacy and significance in the market; provides examples of complementarities between public and private standards. Part three of a...

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Standards-related non-tariff measures affect small businesses heavily, including in the State of Palestine. This guide gives Palestinian businesses access to quality management information for their sanitary and phytosanitary measures.ITC and the German Metrology Institute joined forces with the...

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This publication concludes that organic agriculture has much to offer in both mitigation of climate change through its emphasis on closed nutrient cycles and is a particularly resilient and productive system for adaptation strategies. It also raises the issue of whether organic agriculture should be...

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Standards-related non-tariff measures affect small businesses heavily, including in Nepal. This guide gives Nepalese businesses access to quality management information for their sanitary and phytosanitary measures.ITC and the German Metrology Institute joined forces with the Federation of Nepalese...

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Standards-related non-tariff measures affect small businesses heavily, including in Jordan. This guide gives businesses in Jordan access to quality management information for their sanitary and phytosanitary measures.ITC and the German Metrology Institute joined forces with the Jordan Standards and...

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